Brave Sepherds Quaked

Brave shepherds quaked with fear that night

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2014)
Tune: CAST AWAY FEAR
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Brave shepherds quaked with fear that night
as barren hills were bathed in light,
till angel voices sang on high,
“Be not afraid! The Christ is night!”

2 How many times did Jesus chide
his friends who traveled by his side,
“Do not be anxious, do not fear!
Believe that God walks with you here.”

3 The tomb was empty they could see.
Afraid, they cried, “How can this be?”
An angel said, “He is not here.
The Christ has risen! Never fear!”

4 O Perfect Love that cast out fear,
embolden us, we pray, draw near;
give us the faith in troubled days
to live and love and sing your praise.


Source: Faith That Lets Us Sing: fifty new hymns and short worship songs #24

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Brave shepherds quaked with fear that night
Title: Brave Sepherds Quaked
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (2014)
Meter: 88.88 Extended
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Copyright: © 2017 Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.

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