I am alone, yet not alone

I am alone, yet not alone, For Thou art near

Author: John Brownlie
Tune: MY LORD AND FRIEND
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I am alone, yet not alone;
Lord, you are near:
I cannot see your loving face,
but I can hear
the cheering promise of your grace.

2 You will not leave me in the dark
when falls the night,
for round my path and in my soul
your are the light
to guide me with your sweet control.

3 No need can steal my rich supplies
Of love and peace;
for though I lack what others hold,
my stores increase
with heavenly gifts more rare than gold.

4 And you will bear me all life through,
and in the end
will still abide what you have been,
my constant friend,
and take me where your face is seen.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #605

Author: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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