All My Life Long

All my life long have my steps been attended

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [All my life long have my steps been attended]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 All my life long have my steps been attended
Surely by One who regarded my ways;
Tenderly watched over, sweetly befriended,
Blessings have followed my nights and my days.
Tears have been quenched in the sunshine of gladness,
Anthems of sorrow been turned into song;
Angels have brightened the pathway of sadness,
Summer and winter, yea, all my life long.

2 All in the dark would I be, and uncertain
Whither to go, but for One at my side,
Who from the future removes the dim curtain,
Seeing the glory to mortals denied.
No other friend would so patiently lead me,
No other friend prove so faithful and strong;
With angels’ food He has promised to feed me,
Who has befriended me all my life long.

3 He will not weary of my poor endurance,
Infinite love will the finite outlast;
But for my heavenly Father’s assurance,
Into the depths of despair I were cast.
This is my star in a midnight of sorrow;
This is my refuge, my strength and my song.
Earth is today, but there’s heaven tomorrow;
Jesus will guide me thro’ all my life long.

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #51

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: All my life long have my steps been attended
Title: All My Life Long
Author: Josephine Pollard



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