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 Though 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 through the shade,
Chase all my rising fears away,
And turn my darkness into day.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #512