Never Alone

Representative Text

1 How many times discouraged, we sink beside the way;
About us all is darkness, we hardly dare to pray;
Then from the mists and shadows, the sweetest 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!
No, never alone!
No, never alone!
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone!

2 O soul, hast thou forgotten, the tender word and sweet,
Of Him who left behind Him the print of bleeding feet?
“I never will forsake thee, O child so weary grown;
Remember, I have promised never to leave thee alone.” [Refrain]

3 Take courage, way-worn 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. [Refrain]

Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #285

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No, never alone
Copyright: Public Domain



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