Never Alone

Jason Upton – Never Alone Martin (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

 Never Alone Martin

Sometimes, we feel so afraid
Sometimes, we feel so lonely
Sometimes, we feel confused
Sometimes, we feel so helpless,
And we don’t know what to do
It’s so hard to believe it, if we never heard it
The voice of a Father saying our name

You’re not alone
You’re not alone
I never leave you
I never leave you

Sometimes, just sitting in the middle of the dark at night
Sitting on the piano just playing around
Sometimes, it’s just fun to sing it until I see it again
Just to sing it over and over and over and over

I’m not alone
I’m not alone
You never leave me
You never leave me

Martin Luther King
one night was sitting at his kitchen table
all by himself
his family had already gone to bed
and all of a sudden he receives this phone call
and this man said:
“Martin if you don’t stop preaching what you’re preaching
we’re gonna take the life of your family and we’re gonna take your life
we’re gonna kill you.”
and after he hung up the phone
he said at that table
and he begin just to say:
“Father, I grew up in the church
I’ve preached your kingdom in justice all over the earth
I’ve preached your kingdom in justice all over America
And I know you’re real but right now I’m so afraid and I don’t think I’ve ever hurt You
say my name
and I’m here to hear your voice father I need you to say my name”
and he just began to cry
and out the silence he heard the voice of his father for the first time
and it said this:

Never alone Martin
Never alone Martin
I’ll never leave you (3x)
I’ll never leave you

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jason Upton

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a day to celebrate the life of an ordinary, flawed, great man who had to hear what each one of us longs to hear: the voice of God call our name when we need to hear Him most.


About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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