Scripture Verse

Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20

Introduction

Words: Mol­lie Car­ru­thers, in The Cen­tu­ry Gos­pel Songs, ed­it­ed by Peter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), num­ber 121. This seems to be an adap­ta­tion of Ne­ver Alone, by Lu­die D. Pick­ett, 1897.

Music: Ar­ranged by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Car­ru­thers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Lo! I am with you alway,
Even unto the end;
When you are sad and weary,
I will My comfort send.
When on the path before you
Shadows of sorrow lie,
Then I will send My sunshine,
Then will I heed your cry.

Refrain

No, never alone, no, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.
No, never alone, no, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

Lo! I am with you alway,
Unto the end of life;
When with your sins in conflict,
When in the storm of strife.
Days of your joy and gladness,
I will rejoice to see;
Ever in dark temptation,
I will your Savior be.

Refrain

Lo! I am with you alway,
E’en to the end of time;
When in your welcome chorus
Voices of angels chime;
When in My Father’s mansions,
Over the silent sea,
I who have shared your sorrow
Give you a home with Me.

Refrain