This well known hymn was written by Russell Kelso Carter and published in “Songs of Perfect Love.”
In his productive lifetime, Carter was a star athlete and gifted student of a military academy who became a professor of chemistry, natural sciences, civil engineering, and mathematics. He later became a Methodist minister, songwriter and physician.
Carter was buried in Baltimore, MD at Green Mount Cemetery in 1928. The inscription on his tombstone reads “Standing on the Promises.”