The songs “Jeg vet et land, et bedre land” and “When you’re all alone and no one’s watching you” are now available in SongTreasures.
“Jeg vet et land, et bedre land” has been added to Ways of the Lord – Additions. It was written by Elihu Pedersen in 1973, and the melody is composed by Charles H. Gabriel.
In this song, the author writes with great joy about how he has found a “better land” which he is headed for. He bids the world and everything in it adieu in order to follow Jesus. In this life, things will come up that we have to give up in order to follow His will. This can be our own will, honor, money, time, etc. If we love Jesus more than all of this, and in faith see what we have been promised, we will consider these things as a loss and continue following Him until the end! “But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as loss for Christ’s sake.”(Philippians 3:7.)
“When you’re all alone and no one’s watching you” has been added to Almond Blossom – Additions. It was written by Connie Christensen in 2014 and the melody composed by Dag Helge Bernhardsen the same year.
The song was written as a help for young people, encouraging them to have a decided mind when temptation comes, to declare war against vain, evil thoughts and to say “no” to youthful lusts. “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” (James 1:12.)