Never Alone

Far out on the desolate billow

Author: Rossiter W. Raymond
Tune: [Far out on the desolate billow] (Silcher)
Published in 82 hymnals

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1 Far out on the desolate billow
The sailor sails the sea,
Alone with the night and the tempest,
Where countless dangers be;
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer;
For God is a friend unfailing,
And God is ev'rywhere.

2 Far down in the earth's dark bosom
The miner mines the ore;
Death lurks in the dark behind him,
And hides in the rock before.
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer;
For God is a friend unfailing,
And God is ev'rywhere.

3 Forth into the dreadful battle
The steadfast soldier goes;
No friend, when he lies a-dying,
His eyes to kiss and close.
Yet never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer;
For God is a friend unfailing,
And God is ev'rywhere.

4 Lord, grant as we sail life's ocean,
Or delve in its mines of woe,
Or fight in its terrible conflict,
This comfort all to know,
That never alone is the Christian,
Who lives by faith and prayer;
For God is a friend unfailing,
And God is ev'rywhere.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #35

Author: Rossiter W. Raymond

Raymond, Rossiter Worthington, PH.D., was b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 27,1840. He graduated at Brooklyn Polytechnic, 1858, and also studied in Germany. He served in the Civil War of 1861-4 with the grade of Captain. Since then he has practised in New York as a consulting mining engineer. He was editor of the American Journal of Mining, and is a contributor to scientific literature. He has also written stories for children, a Paraphrase of Job, and some fugitive poetry. His hymns in common use include:— 1. Far out on the desolate billow. [God everywhere.] Written for the German tune, "Ich weiss nicht was soil es bedeuten," and published in The Plymouth Hymnal, 1894. 2. Morning red, Morning red. [Easter.] Written to the tune"… Go to person page >

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