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Never alone

Fear not, I am with thee, blessed golden ray

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I've seen the lightning flashing]
Published in 29 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 "Fear not, I am with thee";
Blessed golden ray,
Like a star of glory,
Lighting up my way!
Through the clouds of midnight,
This bright promise shone,
"I will never leave thee,
Never will leave thee alone."

Refrain:
No, never alone,
No, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone;
No, never alone,
No, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

2 Roses fade around me,
Lilies bloom and die,
Earthly sunbeams vanish-
Radiant still the sky!
Jesus, Henna-flower,
Blooming for His own,
Jesus, heaven's sunshine,
Never will leave me alone. [Refrain]

3 Steps unseen before me,
Hidden dangers near;
Nearer still my Saviour,
Whispering, "Be of cheer";
Joys, like birds of springtime,
To my heart have flown,
Singing all so sweetly,
"He will not leave me alone." [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #8

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, I am with thee, blessed golden ray
Title: Never alone
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: No, never alone

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10035
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #5444
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #5444Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #10035TextScoreAudio
Include 27 pre-1979 instances
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