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]
Born: June 1, 1849, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Died: February 8, 1936, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
His works include:
Songs of Glory, 1874
Joy and Gladness (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers, 1880)
Gems and Jewels, with James Rosecrans (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers, 1890)
Joy and Praise, with William Kirkpatrick (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Music House, circa 1908)
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