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Fret Not, Faint Not, Fear Not

Fret not, He loves thee, Jesus is thy friend

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Fret not, He loves thee, Jesus is thy friend]
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1 Fret not, He loves thee, Jesus is thy friend,
Fret not, He loves thee, loves thee to the end;
Workers of iniquity may flourish for a day,
But wait thou ever on the Lord, and on Him roll thy way.

Fret not, faint not, fear not,
Jesus is thy friend!
He loves, He holds, He keeps thee,
He keeps thee to the end.

2 Faint not, He holds thee with His own right hand,
Faint not, He holds thee and can make thee stand;
Darkest night may cover thee, no friendly star may shine,
But darkness and the light are one to Him who calls thee “Mine.” [Refrain]

3 Fear not, He keeps thee Who doth never sleep,
Fear not, He keeps thee, Shepherd of His sheep;
Round about Jerusalem the hills are as of yore,
And so around His people stands the Saviour evermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #44

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fret not, He loves thee, Jesus is thy friend
Title: Fret Not, Faint Not, Fear Not
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Fret not, faint not, fear not
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #44

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