I’ve seen the lightning flashing

I’ve seen the lightning flashing,
  And heard the thunder roll;
I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,
  Trying to conquer my soul;
I’ve heard the voice of Jesus,
  Telling me still to fight on;
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;
No, never alone,
  No, never alone,
He promised never to leave me,
    Never to leave me alone.
The world’s fierce winds are blowing,
  Temptations are sharp and keen;
I feel a peace in knowing
  My Savior stands between;
He stands to shield me from danger,
  When earthly friends are gone,
He promised never to leave me,
  Never to leave me alone.
When in affliction’s valley,
  I’m treading the road of care,
My Savior helps me to carry
  My cross when heavy to bear;
My feet entangled with briars,
  Ready to cast me down;
My Savior whispered His promise,
  Never to leave me alone.
He died for me on the mountain,
  For me they pierced His side,
For me He opened that fountain,
  The crimson, cleansing tide;
For me He waiteth in glory,
  Seated upon His throne;
He promised never to leave me,
  Never to leave me alone.
Patricia Saddler

Detroit, MI, United States

As I sit here in my favorite meeting place, I have found myself in a very low place. I believe there is a spiritual attack on my soul. I know the enemy desires to sift me like wheat, BUT my God has lifted up a standard against him. This hymn flooded my mind. As I looked up the lyrics and began to recite them I felt such peace. I have peace that He has sent to me through this powerful hymn. God's Word tells up to lift up psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. His Word always does what He sends it to do. I soooooo much thank the author for this powerful hymn!!!

Anil Bobbili

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

First Time I heard this song in 'May 2020' by pastor Johnson (Bethel AG church) during his daily online worship. It's really heart ❤️ touching. Especially during this Covid-19 lockdown, it gives lot of hope. Praise be to God almighty.

Julio Flores

Saint Augustine, FL, United States

I was asked to go to New York to assist my counsing, her husband and their three children. I was just 17 and new limited English. Three months later my counsin and her family decided to return to Puerto Rico, but I decided to stay. When the family left I felt sad and very lonely. However, shortly after I was singing in a Church Male Quartet and everything changed for me. I love the singing and nothing else mattered. As I remember everything I started working on and nothing seemed to disappoint me. This SONG I heard within the past few months and I have not stopped singing it and playing in in my piano. The song confirms it ALL for me, yes, Jesus promised NEVER to leave me. I graduated from High School, graduated from California State University, then continued to obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work at UCLA. I've been retired for over 14 years and worked at an Executive Position in Los Angeles. Though because I was diagnosed with tongue cancer and could not complete my Ph. D. I can convincingly say He did promised never to leave me. Trully Jesus will NEVER leave you and will lead you in what you may want to do.

Anand Babu P

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

One of my Mother's favorite hymns.


New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States

Yes He is a friend that sticketh closer then a brother. Prov 18:24. A present help in time of need. Woke up early this morning. This song came to me. And also how could God love anymore. He has no more love to give. He gave it all in Jesus so that you and I could live. I’m so glad He paid the price gave His Son a sacrifice. He loved so much how can we live any less.

I’m so glad one day I turned away from my sins and God forgave me and has kept me through the power on the cross that Jesus died for us to have. I’m glad I died to myself and paid the cost and am still wanting to pay it. He truly changed my divided heart one day. Now it’s centered on Him and His will. Only through His grace and mercy and goodness did He do that for me. This is an abundant life. All we have to do is carry our crosses and cares to Him. Trust Him for He knows what is best. I can say ABBA Father. Thy will be done. In earth as it is in heaven. In my earth and vessel.


United States

One of my Mother's favorite hymns.


Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Love this hymn. so true and flows great.


Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia

I just had a dream. I was about to be killed by some Islamic terrorists and they had me and my family lined up. They took me from the line to have me beheaded because I am a pastor. I was happy to be executed in my dream. The joy I had was unusual. I knew I was about to die for a worthy cause. I proclaimed Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the way; a proclamation which angered the terrorists. One of the terrorists pulled out a knife (military like) and chanted in arabic like they do in movies and was about to have me beheaded but the words of this hymn started to come out of my mouth. I started singing, "I have seen the lightning flashing, I have heard the thunder roll. I felt sins breakers dashing trying to conquer my soul but I heard the voice of Jesus bidding me to fight on, He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone". While singing this hymn, a power that I have not experienced before came upon me and I started to fight the terrorists who were about to have me slaughtered. My brother joined in and we over powered these terrorists who were about to behead me and later execute my family. There is power in the words of this hymn. God moved and defended my family as I sang this hymn. To God be the glory. Jesus Christ of Nazareth is Lord.

Duncan Makombe

Lusaka, Zambia

God is precious, wonderful, faithful and amazing. He will never leave you alone no matter what.


PH, Rivers, Nigeria

Yes, God does not leave His own alone. Praise be Jesus.