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E133. How Many Times Discouraged

1 How many times, discouraged,
We sink beside the way;
About us all is darkness,
We hardly dare to pray.
Then, thro' the mists and shadows,
The sweeetest voice e'er known
Says, "Child, am I not with thee,
Never to leave thee alone?"

No, never alone,
No, never alone!
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

2 Oh, soul, hast thou forgottn
The tender word and sweet
Of Him who left behind Him
The print of bleeding feet?
"I never will forsake thee,
Oh, child, so weary grown;
Remember, I have promised
Never to leave thee alone." [Chorus]

3 Take courage, wayworn pilgrim!
Tho' mists and shadows hide
The face of Him thou lovest,
He's ever at thy side.
Reach out thy hand and find Him,
And lo, the clouds have flown;
He smiles on thee who promised
Never to leave thee alone. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: How many times, discouraged
Title: How Many Times Discouraged
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: No, never alone
Meter: 7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 7. With Chorus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1913
Topic: Care and Guidance
Copyright: © 1898 by Henry Dale
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: M. L. McPhail
Meter: 7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 7. With Chorus
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1898 by Henry Dale
Notes: Now Public Domain

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