You Never Mentioned Him to Me

When in that better land before the bar we stand

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When in that better land before the bar we stand]
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When in the better land before the bar we stand,
How deeply grieved our souls may be;
If any lost one there should cry in deep despair,
"You never mentioned Him to me."

Refrain:
"You never mentioned Him to me,
You helped me not the light to see;
ou met me day by day and knew I was astray,
Yet never mentioned Him to me."

2 O let us spread the word where'er it may be heard,
Help groping souls the light to see,
That yonder none may say, "you showed me not the way,"
"You never mentioned Him to me." [Refrain]

3 A few sweet words may guide a lost one to His side,
Or turn sad eyes on Calvary;
So work as days go by, that yonder none may cry,
"You never mentioned Him to me." [Refrain]

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Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: When in that better land before the bar we stand
Title: You Never Mentioned Him to Me
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: You never mentioned him to me

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Clarion Call #28

Sacred Selections for the Church #92

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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