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1 He came to Pharaoh, the king who could kill
Him if he had the mind and the will;
But Moses stood his ground and cried,
Oh let my people go, not die!
"Alone, alone, I feel alone;
O God, forsake me not Your child!"
2 The people God saved with His might
Did grievous evil in God’s sight.
The friend of God gave them bold reply,
"Choose you this day to live or die!" [Refrain]
3 To feed the king, his men and beasts,
She secretly prepared a feast;
And Abigail pled while Nabal raged,
For he was a brute and she was a slave. [Refrain]
4 She pled for Nabal’s life, though he
Would have killed his wife long since, though she
Had loved alone and did not fail
Him, she his faithful Abigail. [Refrain]
5 Elijah faithfully preached God’s word
Though he was nearly killed by the sword;
Outran a chariot and hid from the king
Then cried to God, too weary to think, [Refrain]
6 God sent him meat on ravens’ wing,
And God made from a drought, a spring;
Assuring him there were yet more,
Seven thousand who still loved the Lord. [Refrain]
7 See Mary weep beside the tomb,
Of One who gave her life from gloom,
Who healed her and restore purity
Yet now they said so dead was He! [Refrain]
8 Christ walked the wearying miles on foot,
To give the people life and good.
He healed them, loved them and set them free,
Yet alone in death’s garden wailed He: [Refrain]
9 He stood and sobbed while watching them,
I would have gathered you to Me,
Yet you would not; I came for thee!" [Refrain]
10 He who had walked that very road,
Now watched the crowd behind him grow;
But not to follow in His steps;
For they loved this life, and gave Him death. [Refrain]
11 They once who listened to Him speak
Like eager children round His feet,
Now watched Him die and wail aloud.
Forsaking Him, they loved the world. [Refrain]
12 He rose and now He is to me
All that I ever need Him to be,
Although the many days I cry,
While staring at the days gone by, [Refrain]
13 While in my heart of hearts I see,
The ones who had been friends to me,
But who would not leave behind their all,
Forsook me and the precious call. [Refrain]
14 When all is gone I look and see
If I can touch the smallest of these,
That they perhaps would become as I
And follow Jesus now or die! [Refrain]