God Never Forgets His Children

O the joyful thought that ever

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [O the joyful thought that ever we]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, the joyful tho’t! that ever
We are kept, from day to day,
Bound by cords of love to Jesus,
Lest we leave the good old way.

Chorus:
No, he never will forget them,
Though the heavens pass away;
Folded in the arms of mercy
He will keep his own alway.

2 Never will our Lord forget us,
Child of sorrow do not fear,
Cast your burdens on the Master,
Lo, the Comforter is near! [Chorus]

3 Lift your eyes unto the hilltops,
Higher up ‘tis better far,
Look, for you a light is gleaming!
‘Tis the fadeless Morning Star. [Chorus]

4 On the heights, so everlasting,
Sits a Sentinel divine,
God will ne’er forget his children;
Soon the night with light shall shine. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #85

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O the joyful thought that ever
Title: God Never Forgets His Children
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: No, he never will forget them

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