Fear not, God is thy shield

Fear not, God is thy shield

Author: Edward G. Taylor
Tune: [Fear not! God is thy shield]
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Fear not! God is thy shield,
And He thy great reward;
His might has won the field:
Thy strength is in the Lord!

Fear not! ‘tis God’s own voice
That speaks to thee this word;
Lift up your head: rejoice
In Jesus Christ thy Lord.

2 Fear not! for God has heard
The cry of thy distress;
The water of His word
Thy fainting soul shall bless. [Refrain]

3 Fear not! be not dismayed!
He evermore will be
With thee, to give His aid,
And He will strengthen thee. [Refrain]

4 Fear not! ye little flock;
Your Shepherd soon will come,
Give water from the rock,
And bring you to His home! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #48

Author: Edward G. Taylor

Taylor, Edward G. (Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1830--April 10, 1887, Buffalo, New York). University of Lewisburgh, 1854; Rochester Theological Seminary, 1856. Pastorates at Terre Haute, Indiana, 1857-1860; Cincinnati, Ohio, 1860-1864; Chicago, Illinois, 1864-1870; New Orleans, Louisiana, 1870-1875; Providence, Rhode Island, 1875-1881; New York, 1881-1882; Newark, New Jersey, ?; Buffalo, N.Y., 1885-1887. Taylor was the author of a large number of hymns for use in Sunday schools. In the Service of Song for Social Meetings (1881) is one of his hymns that begins "Deal kindly with my master," with music by George W. Stebbins. Stebbins also composed music for Taylor's "Not saved are we by trying." For most of his hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, God is thy shield
Author: Edward G. Taylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Fear not, 'tis God's own choice
Copyright: Public Domain



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