Alone with God

Alone with God! how sweet to be

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Alone with God! how sweet to be]
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1 Alone with God! how sweet to be
In close communion
Lord with thee,
A joyful trust my heart doth fill,
New strength to do my Father’s will.

Refrain:
Alone with God! what joy to know,
Such sweet communion below,
To climb the holy heights of pray’r,
And find a blessing waiting for me there.

2 Alone with God! to whisper low
The little things that grieve me so,
To feel the touch of love divine,
And know the blessed Lord is mine. [Refrain]

3 Alone with God! on wings to rise,
And soar beyond earth’s cloudy skies,
To find a refuge safe and sweet,
A holy rest at Jesus’ feet. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #109

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Alone with God! how sweet to be
Title: Alone with God
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Alone with God! what joy to know
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Service of Praise #109

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