1580. Far Out on the Desolate Billow

1. Far out on the desolate billow
The sailor sails the sea,
Alone with the night and the tempest,
Where countless dangers be;
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer;

Refrain
For God is a Friend unfailing,
And God is everywhere.

2. Far down in the earth’s dark bosom
The miner mines the ore;
Death lurks in the dark behind him,
And hides in the rock before.
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer; [Refrain]

3. Forth into the dreadful battle
The steadfast soldier goes;
No friend, when he lies adying,
His eyes to kiss and close.
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer; [Refrain]

4. Lord, grant as we sail life’s ocean,
Or delve in its mines of woe,
Or fight in its terrible conflict,
This comfort all to know,
That never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer; [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Far out on the desolate billow
Title: Far Out on the Desolate Billow
Author: Rossiter Worthington Raymond, 1840-1918 (1880)
Refrain First Line: For God is a Friend unfailing
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Far out on the desolate billow]
Composer: Friedrich Silcher, 1789-1860
Incipit: 55651 76544 33321
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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