Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent
words of the "I am not Alone" lyrics, Mary B. Peck (Early 1800's-Late 1800's),
was born in Pennsylvania and
achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "I am not Alone", John Henry Kurzenknabe (June 18, 1840-1927),
was born in Monchdorf, Kurhessen, Germany and
became famous as a teacher, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: I am not Alone
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary B. Peck (Early 1800's
to Late 1800's)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Henry Kurzenknabe (June 18, 1840 to
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "When darkening shadow 'round me falls,And light and hope seem gone"
First Publication Date:
I am not Alone Lyrics
When darkening shadow 'round me falls,
And light and hope seem gone,
There is one thought my heart upholds;
It is, I'm not alone.
No, never alone, Jesus' followers be;
He's ever near, why should we fear?
Our guide and hope is He.
His eye can pierce the darkest cloud,
His arm all danger stay;
He waits for neither look nor word,
Our troubles to allay.
When sorrows come with crushing blow,
O'er my defenseless head;
I tremble not, for well I know
Who by my side doth tread.
So, cheerfully I'll travel on
Through life's dark, thorny way;
I'll fear no ill, I'm not alone
While Jesus is my stay.