I will not leave you comfortless (Miles)

I will not leave you comfortless (Miles)

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I will not leave you comfortless] (Miles)
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1 I will not leave you comfortless,
Tho’ I shall go away,
The Comforter shall come to bless,
Forevermore to stay.

“I will not leave you comfortless,”
O precious promise, mine,
I seem to hear the accents fall
From lips of love divine,
O grave, where is thy victory?
O death, where is thy sting?
I’ll have no fear, for Christ I know,
His ransomed home will bring.

2 And if I go I shall prepare
For you a dwelling place,
My Father’s house hath mansions fair
For those who trust His grace. [Refrain]

3 “I shall return,” O Lord, how long
Must Thy redeemed await
To hear the angel’s welcome song,
Or pass the heav’nly gate? [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #49

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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Author: C. Austin Miles


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