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324. Courage, my soul! while God is near

1 Courage, my soul! while God is near,
What enemy hast thou to fear?
How canst thou want a sure defence,
Whose refuge is omnipotence?

2 Tho' thickest dangers crowd my way,
My God can chase my fears away:
My steadfast heart on Him relies,
And all those dangers still defies.

3 Though billows after billows roll
To overwhelm my sinking soul
Firm as a rock my faith shall stand,
Upheld by God's almighty hand.

4 In life, His presence is my aid;
In death, 'twill guide me thro' the shade,
Chase all my rising fears away,
And turn my darkness into day.

Text Information
First Line: Courage, my soul! while God is near
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1827
Topic: Duties of Piety
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