Scripture Verse

When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6


Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1904.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


When storms of life are round me beat­ing,
When rough the path that I have trod,
Within my clo­set door re­treat­ing,
I love to be alone with God.


Alone with God, the world for­bid­den,
Alone with God, O blest re­treat!
Alone with God, and in Him hid­den,
To hold with Him com­mun­ion sweet.

What tho’ the clouds have ga­thered o’er me?
What tho’ I’ve passed be­neath the rod?
God’s per­fect will there lies before me,
When I am thus alone with God.


’Tis there I find new strength for du­ty,
As o’er the sands of time I plod;
I see the King in all His beau­ty,
While rest­ing there alone with God.


And when I see the mo­ment near­ing
When I shall sleep be­neath the sod,
When time with me is dis­ap­pear­ing,
I want to be alone with God.