Never alone

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1 How many times, discouraged,
We sink beside the way;
About us all is darkness,
We hardly dare to pray.
Then, thro' the mists and shadows,
The sweeetest voice e'er known
Says, "Child, am I not with thee,
Never to leave thee alone?"

No, never alone,
No, never alone!
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

2 Oh, soul, hast thou forgottn
The tender word and sweet
Of Him who left behind Him
The print of bleeding feet?
"I never will forsake thee,
Oh, child, so weary grown;
Remember, I have promised
Never to leave thee alone." [Chorus]

3 Take courage, wayworn pilgrim!
Tho' mists and shadows hide
The face of Him thou lovest,
He's ever at thy side.
Reach out thy hand and find Him,
And lo, the clouds have flown;
He smiles on thee who promised
Never to leave thee alone. [Chorus]

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E133

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How many times, discouraged
Title: Never alone
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: No, never alone



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