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He never will forsake

Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath said

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath said]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tho’ the way be dark, yet the Lord hath said,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
And the soul is safe that to Him hath fled,
He never will forsake His own.

Refrain:
Praise His holy name, I am sav’d from fear,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
I am walking now with my Lord so dear,
He never will forsake His own.

2 When our foes are strong and our friends deceive,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
While we trust His word needed grace He’ll give,
He never will forsake His own. [Refrain]

3 When the tempter comes like a singing tide,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
We a shelter have in His wounded side,
He never will forsake His own. [Refrain]

4 When in sorrow great human friends must part,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
He will nearer come to the trusting heart,
He never will forsake His own. [Refrain]

5 When we bid farewell to the earth below,
He never will forsake;
He never will forsake;
Thro’ the stream of death by our side He’ll go,
He never will forsake His own. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #51

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath said
Title: He never will forsake
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: Praise his holy name, I am saved from fear

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning Day No. 5 #51TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d449
Pilgrim's Hymnal, a Book of Choice Songs for the Home and All the Services of the Churches #d215
The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d204
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