When no kind earthly friend is near,
With gentle words my heart to cheer,

When no kind earthly friend is near,
With gentle words my heart to cheer,
Still am I with my Saviour dear:
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

Though no loved forms my path attend,
With tender looks o’er me to bend,
Yet am I with my unseen Friend;
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

When sorely racked with pain and grief,
Here I can find a sure relief;
And I rejoice in the belief:
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

’Tis on His strength that I rely,
And doubts and fears at once defy,
So happy, so content am I,
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

E’en when with friends my lot is cast,
And words of love are flowing fast,
Still am I, when those hours are past,
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

If all my earthly friends remove,
My fondest wishes empty prove,
Still am I with my Saviour’s love
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

Whate’er may now to me betide,
I have a place wherein to hide
By faith; ’tis e’en at His blest side:
             “Alone, yet not alone.”

~ Unknown (From “The Changed Cross”

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