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]
Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >