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.

Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica

This song has been a comforting assurance to me just to think that Jesus has promised never to leave me alone. I live in that assurance and claim victory every day because with Him by my side nothing can conquer me.


Panadura, Western, Sri Lanka

What ever my state is, no matter what I'm going through, for sure He waiteth in glory on His throne till my return. Oh what a promise which energies my life everyday in this sinfully world. Praise God for His blood will never loose its power....

Jessrael Morgado

Cabadbaran, Agusan Del Norte, Philippines

Oh it was nice to hear the song when you’re in a sorrowful moment. I love this song.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

This hymn is good to sing during a thunderstorm.

Psalm 29 reminds me of this hymn. The last verse of the Psalm says that God gives strength to His people and blesses them with peace during storms.


Ludie Carrington Day Pickett was born in 1867. She was the wife of Leander Lycurgus Pickett, a Methodist evangelist who himself wrote music or lyrics for several hymns.The two of them were active in the Methodist church and in the founding of Asbury College in Kentucky (now Asbury University). Their son Jarrell W. Pickett went on to serve as a missionary to India for 46 years who, among other things, brought unprecedented medical care to India, organized volunteer work in Delhi, and met with presidents (Truman and Eisenhower) and prime ministers (Nehru) alike. - namethathymn


There is a 5th stanza added by Rev. J. F. Jernigan

5. He's given me the promise

that He will come again,

And when He's reigning in glory,

I'll go there through His name;

And when in that land of beauty

I find a "home, sweet home,"

He promised to receive me;

Then never will leave me alone.

Karrie Jackson

Toledo, Ohio, United States

While traveling domestically and abroad this hymn is my blessed assurance and reminder that my God is Omnipresent.


Cleveland, Ohio, United States

This song is amazingly comforting even when you aren't going through anything. Temptations are always sharp and keen. We must be ready and equipped to let the God within us shine.

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.