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566. Fear Not, O Little Flock

1 Fear not, O little flock, the foe
who madly seeks your overthrow;
dread not his rage and pow'r:
what though your courage sometimes faints,
his seeming triumph o'er God's saints
lasts but a little hour.

2 Be of good cheer, your cause belongs
to him who can avenge your wrongs;
leave it to him, our Lord:
though hidden yet from all our eyes,
he sees the Gideon who shall rise
to save us and his Word.

3 As true as God's own Word is true,
nor earth nor hell with all their crew
against us shall prevail.
A jest and byword are they grown;
God is with us, we are his own;
our vict'ry cannot fail.

4 Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our pray'r;
great Captain, now your arm make bare,
fight for us once again;
so shall your saints and martyrs raise
a mighty chorus to your praise,
world without end. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Fear not, O little flock, the foe
Title: Fear Not, O Little Flock
Original Language: German
Author (attr.): Johann M. Altenburg
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855; mod.)
Meter: 8.8.6.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Topic: Anniversaries; Reformation Day; The Christian Life: Conflict With Sin (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Edward Patrick Crawford, 1846-1912
Meter: 8.8.6.D.
Key: F Major

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