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Never Give Up Lyrics and Music

The motivational words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "Never be sad or desponding, If thou hast faith to believe" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Never Give Up" hymn were written by its American author Fanny Crosby. The author of the hymn, Fanny Crosby, was born on March 24, 1820 and died on February 12, 1915. The joyous music that accompanies the "Never Give Up" song of praise was composed by Ira David Sankey.  The composer of the music to the "Never Give Up" hymn, Ira David Sankey, was born on August 28, 1840 and died on August 13, 1908. We have placed "Never Give Up" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and worshipful church hymn.

Never Give Up Hymn
Title: Never Give Up *** Name of Composer: Ira David Sankey *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Fanny Crosby *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Never Give Up" lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915), was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Never Give Up", Ira David Sankey (August 28, 1840-August 13, 1908), was born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a Gospel singer, composer and musician. Ira D. Sankey composed over 1,000 songs.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Never Give Up
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820 to February 12, 1915)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Ira David Sankey (August 28, 1840 to August 13, 1908)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Never be sad or desponding, If thou hast faith to believe"
First Publication Date: 1903


Never Give Up Lyrics

Never be sad or desponding,
If thou hast faith to believe.
Grace, for the duties before thee,
Ask of thy God and receive.


Never give up, never give up,
Never give up to thy sorrows,
Jesus will bid them depart.
Trust in the Lord, trust in the Lord,
Sing when your trials are greatest,
Trust in the Lord and take heart.

What if thy burdens oppress thee;
What though thy life may be drear;
Look on the side that is brightest,
Pray, and thy path will be clear.


Never be sad or desponding,
There is a morrow for thee;
Soon thou shalt dwell in its brightness,
There with the Lord thou shalt be.


Never be sad or desponding,
Lean on the arm of thy Lord;
Dwell in the depths of His mercy,
Thou shalt receive thy reward.


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