Children of God renounce your fear

Children of God renounce your fear

Published in 25 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Children of God, renounce your fears,
Lo! Jesus for your help appears,
And kindly speaks as He draws nigh,
"Be not afraid, for it is I."

2 When in the awful tempest tost,
You feel your strength and courage lost,
And mighty waves roll o’er your head,
Your Lord is near, be not afraid.

3 When mournful tidings come from far,
Or nations raise tumultuous war,
And wide their devastation spread,
Yet He is near, be not afraid.

4 The famine, pestilence and sword,
Are all obedient to His word;
He, riding on the stormy sky,
Says, "Fear ye not, for it is I."

5 When earthly joys are from you torn,
Or when, with heartfelt grief you mourn,
To see your dear relations dead,
Yet Jesus lives, be not afraid.

6 When fierce disease attacks your frame,
Your Savior’s love is still the same;
In death’s dark shade you need not fear
For Jesus will be with you there.

7 When stars are from their orbits hurled,
And flames consume the guilty world,
E’en then your judge will smiling cry,
"Be not afraid, for it is I."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12678

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First Line: Children of God renounce your fear
Copyright: Public Domain



Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

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The Cyber Hymnal #12678
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The Cyber Hymnal #12678

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