A Solitary Way

by an unknown author
(from an old gospel tract)




Proverbs 14:10, 1 Corinthians 2:11


There is a mystery in human hearts,

That though we be encircled by a host

Of those who love us well and are beloved;

To every one of us, from time to time,

There comes a feeling of utter loneliness.

Our dearest friends are strangers to our joy,

And cannot penetrate our bitterness.


"There is no one who really understands,

No one to enter into all I feel."

This is the cry of every human heart,

As we wander in a solitary way.

No matter what or where our lot may be;

Each heart, mysterious even to itself,

Must live it’s inner life in solitude.


Job 7:17, Matthew 10:37


Would you know the reason why this must be?

It is because the Lord desires our love.

In every heart He wishes to be first.

He therefore keeps the secret key Himself,

To open all it’s chambers and to bless

With perfect sympathy and holy peace,

Every lonely soul who comes to Him.


So when this loneliness comes, recognize it as

The voice of Jesus saying, "Come to Me!"

And every time we are misunderstood,

It is a call to us to come again to Jesus,

For Christ alone can save and satisfy our soul.

And those who walk with Him day by day

Can never have a solitary way.


Isaiah 40:16, Psalm 34:22


So when beneath some heavy cross we faint,

And say: "I cannot carry this burden alone;"

We speak the truth. Christ made it purposely

So heavy that we must return to Him.

The bitter grief which no one understands,

Conveys a secret message from the King,

Entreating us to come to Him again.


Our blessed Savior understands it well;

In all points tempted, He feels with us.

We cannot come too often or too near.

Our loving Lord is infinite in grace;

His presence satisfies our longing soul,

And when we walk with Him from day to day

Though lonely, we will never have a solitary way.


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