A Promise to Keep

By Mabel Jones Gabbott

My Heavenly Father and I—we have a promise to keep.

We made it long ago and it is binding and true and deep.

For He promised blessings untold, and I promised I’d live His way.

He gives me courage, faith, and love—all I must do is obey.

My Heavenly Father tells me I’m a child of eternal worth.

He gave me parents, teachers, friends to guide me here on earth.

He knows I may stumble and fall, but he will help me when I pray.

I’ll be true, He’ll keep His promise, and I’ll return to Him some day.

“… Remembering that life is a time of rewards and punishments, … consider … the rewards which come … for obedience.”

Spencer W. Kimball

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.”

Colossians 3:20 [Col. 3:20]