How Can I be Lonely

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Mary

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How Can I be Lonely
« on: August 12, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
This song came to me several months ago after I stopped JADEing. It has been a great source of comfort.

http://barryshymns.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-can-i-be-lonely.html

HOW CAN I BE LONELY
Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959)

 One is walking with me over life's uneven way,
Constantly supporting me each moment of the day;
How can I be lonely when such fellowship is mine,
With my blessed Lord divine!?
How can I be lonely when I've Jesus only
To be my companion and unfailing guide?
Why should I be weary, or my path seem dreary,
When He's walking by my side??

(2)     Days may bring their burdens and their trials as I go,
But my Lord is near and helps to make them lighter grow;
Life may have its crosses, or its losses, or increase,
Jesus meets them all with peace
How can I be lonely when I've Jesus only
To be my companion and unfailing guide?
Why should I be weary, or my path seem dreary,
When He's walking by my side??

(3)     In the hour of sad bereavement or of bitter loss,
I can find support and consolation at the cross;
Want or woe or suffering all seem glorified when He
Daily walks along with me.?
How can I be lonely when I've Jesus only
To be my companion and unfailing guide?
Why should I be weary, or my path seem dreary,
When He's walking by my side??

(4)     In life?s rosy morning when the skies above are clear,
In its noontide hours with many cares and problems near,
Or when evening shadows fall at closing of my day
Jesus will be there always.?
How can I be lonely when I've Jesus only
To be my companion and unfailing guide?
Why should I be weary, or my path seem dreary,
When He's walking by my side??
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. (Isaiah 54:5)

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bgirl12

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Re: How Can I be Lonely
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 01:04:32 AM »
Thank you for sharing this!  I needed it!

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Mary

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Re: How Can I be Lonely
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 12:35:36 PM »
You're welcome! The song came to me when I was in a very vulnerable place. I had recently stopped JADEing, and did not realize that I was in the stages of grief. I wondered, Why does God think I'm lonely? Then I caught myself reaching out inappropriately for friendship in unhealthy places, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was very lonely. And I was giving up on connecting with my uPDh to the extent I had hoped for. In visiting OOTF, I found that others experienced the same feelings. It was such an eye opener. Full circle--Jesus knew I needed an extra touch with this song, and I have leaned into Him hard. I feel Him by my side, and often ask His advice when in the fray. He knows the desires of my heart, and keeps giving me gifts that only HE could orchestrate. ie-This weekend, I get to travel 700 miles to my Grandma's 100th birthday party--the trip fell on my and my husband's days off, and my husband is cheerfully agreeing to take me. Just wow.
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. (Isaiah 54:5)