Alone

Alone in the world are you roaming tonight

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Tune: [Alone in the world are you roaming tonight]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Alone in the world are you roaming tonight,
In danger, exposed to the cold,
A wandering sheep on the mountain of sin,
Unsheltered and far from the fold?

Chorus:
OH, listen! The voice of the Shepherd I hear:
“I bring to the weary one rest.
My arms are extended; I bid him to come
And pillow his head on My breast.”

2 Alone without God on the wild waste of time,
When mercy and pardon are nigh!
Why harden your heart and refuse to be saved,
Reject the dear Saviour and die? [Chorus]

3 Alone in the vale, in the shadow of death,
Forsaken! How dreadful the fate!
Repent ere the doorway of mercy is closed,
When Jesus will answer, “Too late!” [Chorus]

4 Alone in the gloom of eternity’s night,
The river of destiny crossed,
Your soul without hope in the darkness will roam,
A wanderer, ransomed, but lost! [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #107

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Alone in the world are you roaming tonight
Title: Alone
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: O listen, the voice of the Shepherd I hear

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #107

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