Fear thou not

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1 O Christian trav’ler, fear no more
The storms which round thee spread;
Nor yet the noontide’s sultry beams
On thy defenceless head.

“Fear thou not, for I am with thee:
Be not dismayed, for I am thy God!
Fear thou not, for I am with thee;
Be not dismayed, for I am thy God!”

2 Thy Saviour, who upon the cross
Thy full redemption paid,
Will not from thee, His ransomed one,
Withhold His promised aid. [Refrain]

3 A safe retreat and hiding place
Thy Saviour will provide;
And sorrow cannot fill thy heart,
While sheltered at His side. [Refrain]

4 No; in thy darkest days on earth,
When ev’ry joy seems flown,
Believer, thou shalt never tread
The toilsome way alone! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #17

Author: César Malan

Rv Henri Abraham Cesar Malan, 1787-1864. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, into a bourgeois family that moved to Switzerland to escape religious persecution during the French Revolution, he attended the university in Marseilles, France, intending to become a businessman. Although having some grounding in religious faith by his mother, he decided to attend the Academy at Geneva (founded by Calvin) in preparation for ministry. He was ordained in 1810, after being appointed a college master (teaching Latin) in 1809. Malan was in accord with the National Church of Geneva as a Unitarian, but the Reveil Movement caused him to become a dissident (evangelical) instead of a proponent of the Reformed Church (believing works, not faith, was what mattere… Go to person page >

Translator: Jane E. Arnold

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Text Information

First Line: O Christian traveler, fear no more
Title: Fear thou not
Author: César Malan
Translator: Jane E. Arnold
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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