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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Never Be Discouraged

Never be discouraged, trust the Father's word

Author: J. H. Fillmore
Tune: [Never be discouraged, trust the Father's word]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Never be discouraged, trust the Father’s word,
In the time of trial let His voice be heard;
Trusting in His promise, tho’ the waiting long,
He will surely bless us—praise Him with a song.

Praise Him, trust the Father’s word,
Praise Him, let His voice be heard,
Praise Him, tho’ the waiting long,
Praise Him, praise Him with a song.

2 Never be discouraged, if along our way
Disappointments meet us, tempting us to stray;
Closely cling to Jesus, ask Him for His grace,
In His words of comfort find a resting place. [Chorus]

3 Never be discouraged, patiently endure,
God doth often test us—trails make us pure;
Soon will come the reaping, then with joy we’ll sing,
Praise the Lord of harvest, praise the heavenly King. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #52

Author: J. H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Never be discouraged, trust the Father's word
Title: Never Be Discouraged
Author: J. H. Fillmore
Refrain First Line: Praise him, trust the father's word



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Gems and Jewels #52

Joy and Gladness #d80

Joy and Gladness for the Sunday School and Home #d80

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Songs of Glory, No.2 #22

The Saints' Hymnal #d233

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #96

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