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Be Not Afraid

Fear not the gloom of [the] midnight

Author: John Parker
Tune: [Fear not the gloom of the midnight]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fear not the gloom of the midnight,
Dread not the storm of the sea;
'Tis I who am coming to save thee,
'Tis I!art thou trusting in me?

Trusting in thee, yes, trusting in thee,
I'll doubt thee no more, my Redeemer;
Yes, trusting in thee, yes, trusting in thee,
I'll ever be trusting in thee.

2 Fear not the gloom of the furnace,
The Master is speaking to thee;
'Tis I who am cooling the foot-steps,
'Tis I!art thou trusting in me? [Refrain]

3 Heed not the wrath of the tempter,
My presence thy shelter shall be;
'Tis I who am keeping thy spirit,
'Tis I!art thou trusting in me? [Refrain]

4 Fear not the chill of the valley,
For death but a shadow shall be;
My rod and my staff shall support thee,
'Tis I!keep on trusting in me. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #97

Author: John Parker

John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not the gloom of [the] midnight
Title: Be Not Afraid
Author: John Parker
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Trusting in Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Crystal Songs #d32

Gems of Praise (Choice Collection of Sacred Melodies) #d38

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Jasper and Gold #52

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New Life #19

Prayer and Praise Book #d28

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal #97

The Lesser Hymnal #d74

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The Tribute of Praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book #608b

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