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R (Russell) Kelso Carter was born 11/18/1849 at Baltimore, MD.  After teaching 22 years he was ordained (1887) into the Methodist ministry & became active in holiness camp meetings.  He co-edited Hymns of the Christian Life (1891) with A B Simpson (Christian & Missionary Alliance).    Carter was a successful chemistry professor, a sheep rancher, a minister, author, hymn writer, composer, publisher and became a successful doctor.   Of his 68 hymn tunes and 52 poems we best remember “Standing on the Promises” for which he wrote both the words and music (1886).  He died 8/23/1928 at Catonsville, Maryland.

 Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

Through eternal ages let His praises ring,

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain: Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God my Savior;

Standing, standing,

I’m standing on the promises of God.

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