Song: “Never Alone” A Lesson in Perseverence From Martin Luther King Jr.

I remember the tears welling up when I first heard Martin Luther King ‘s message “A Knock At Midnight”.

It  inspired by me to write the song Never Alone”.

The story King tells in “A Knock At Midnight” is so raw and emotional. He was despondent. He was desperate. He was at the end of the end of his rope.

He needed a word from God.

Then he had an encounter right at his kitchen table.

I discovered then that religion had to become real for me and I had to know God for myself, I bowed down … and then the Holy Spirit revived my soul”

Shortly after that speech, his calling would  require his life. It brings tears to my eyes when I hear him say:

“He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone, never alone, no never alone .“

The promise of God to never abandon his children has inspired the courage and perseverance of saints through out the ages.

“And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20

 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 31:6

That promise is what inspired  “Never Alone”.

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A special “THANK YOU” to Michael Hyatt’s podcast 8 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The 8 Lessons are fabulous, go check it out that link.  At the end of the podcast he answered listeners question, one of which was from moi:

 “What does Dr. King have to teach us about overcoming discouragement, especially when our ideas are rejected by those in power and authority”

Michael’s answer, “perseverance” led to this blog post!

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You can listen to  NEVER ALONE on this player and read the lyrics below, also a  free song download this week.

Never Alone black2.001NEVER ALONE

You will never leave me
I know You will never forsake me
And even when I can’t see You  – I know that You’re there
And even when I can’t feel You  – I know that You care
And when my heart is shattered and broken
Your ways seem a mystery
Still I believe you’ll never abandon me

Cause I’m never alone, never alone        
through the dark night of the soul, I’m never alone
I’m never alone, never alone        
through the dark night of the soul, I’m never alone
You hold me ,you surround me, with the sound of Your love
I’m never alone, never alone, never alone, never alone
I’m never alone, never alone, never alone, never alone

I know you’ll never leave   me
I know you’ll never forsake me
I know you will never abandon me
I’m never alone, never alone, never alone, never alone
I’m never alone, never alone, never alone, never alone
You will never leave me

Copyright 2001/2011 Rob Still /Rob Still Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

“Never Alone”  is a free song download this week. If you like Never Alone or the “What Words Can’t Say” project , you can help spread the word by liking it on Facebook, or write a review for I-Tunes or CD Baby.

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  • http://www.danerickson.net Dan Erickson

    It's nice to see someone else with a "songwriting" category. Very cool.
    My recent post a room without walls

    • Rob

      Thanks Dan, I checked out your site a little, so you're a songwriter?

  • http://www.danerickson.net Dan Erickson

    Wow, what a cool feature, to offer your commenters to display their recent post!
    My recent post a room without walls

    • Rob

      Yea I think that's an Intense Debate feature. Great to have you here!