142. Alone with God

1 When storms of life are round me beating,
When rough the path that I have trod,
Within my closet door retreating,
I love to be alone with God.

Refrain:
Alone with God, the world forbidden,
Alone with God, O blest retreat!
Alone with God, and in Him hidden,
To hold with Him communion sweet.

2 What though the clouds have gathered o’er me?
What though I’ve passed beneath the rod?
God’s perfect will there lies before me,
When I am thus alone with God. [Refrain]

3 ’Tis there I find new strength for duty,
As o’er the sands of time I plod;
I see the king in all His beauty,
While resting there alone with God. [Refrain]

4 And when I see the moment nearing
When I shall sleep beneath the sod,
When time with me is disappearing,
I want to be alone with God. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When storms of life are round me beating
Title: Alone with God
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Scripture: Matthew 14:23
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Alone_with_God); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/o/alonegod.htm); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (490)
Refrain First Line: Alone with God, the world forbidden
Tune Information
Name: [When storms of life are round me beating]
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1904)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Alone_with_God); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/o/alonegod.htm); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (490)



Media
MIDI file: Alone_with_God.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Alone_with_God)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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