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.
Felix Jones

Wavo, Texas, United States

I sing this song with a uplifting spirit now knowing there is no known person who wrote this song but it was first heard in the 1800's so this had to be a slave song......God (promised to never leave them alone) praise God, hallelujah, amen....


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

I heard this song, one day before my dad expired.

It's like God promised me that HE is never gonna leave me alone, even when my earthly father passed away.

JESUS never let me alone.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sister Sneed Jul 16, 2016 - The Lord answered our prayer on Nov 8. He gave us a great miracle.


Hereford, Arizona, United States

Has anyone recorded this song? I'm trying to find it on CD.

Pastor Amos

Warri, Delta, Nigeria

This Hymn is a blessing. An assurance that I am never alone.


London, United Kingdom

I was singing this song in my dreams, I had look it up, as I started to sing, God is saying to me, He would leave me alone, thank You LORD

Linda Toon

Longview, TX, United States

This song came to my mind this morning while reading John 15:9 "As the Father has loved me, I have also lived you; abide in My love." I began to sing this beautiful song of my youth in worship of my King, Jesus Christ. He is with me now, He has been with me and He will always be with me. He will Never leave me alone! Thank You Lord!

Walford Dyer

Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica

It's ashame that this Dr. Sneed should use this gospel hymn to discovered that America has only gone downhill since eight years ago! Such tunnel vision only lock you into faulty conclusions. The seeds of terrorism were planted long ago in the days of presidents Reagan and Bush.


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I woke up this morning with the remembrance that I was singing this song in my dream. I believe God was telling me that whatever circumstance I might be passing through He will never leave me alone. Thank You Jesus!

Dr Cynthia Sneed

Whorton's Bend, Alabama, United States

Such a lovely old hymn. I believe we should synergize the old hymns with the newer "Praise and Worship Songs" today.

These old hymns have an important message and many were written in times of incredible hardship.

I am just sick over the USA's lack of will and refusal to stop these terrorists but my country, the one that at one time until about 8 years ago I would have gladly laid down my life to defend and protect, has lost her way taking the people with her.

One does not "lead from behind" nor do we "love terrorists in order to rid ourselves of terrorism." The country I grew up in had won WWII with Britain and our other allies; she was the most God-fearing nation on earth and had a love for people all over the globe, welcoming those who came here properly with proper documentation.

The president has knowingly and willingly adopted policies to divide and destroy America and he, with the help of low-information to no-information voters has succeeded.

The leftists socialists have taken over the schools and the medias. The schools no longer teach "value based education" (no God, no golden rule no right from wrong bc who is to say what is right? Remember the media and the president tell us: one man's terrorists is another man's freedom fighter" except true freedom fighters do not target and murder women and children and citizens.

Those are cowards.

I pray for the world: join with me in prayer for peace and victory over those who have declared Holy War against us bc one they have we are in a Holy War like it or not.

We can only win or lose and right now we are losing.