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Only believe

O why should we wrestle with fears

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [O why should we wrestle with fears]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, why should we wrestle with fears
And doubts, which the Spirit must grieve?
And why should we languish in sorrow and tears,
When there’s nothing to do but believe.

Refrain:
Believe, believe,
Only on Jesus believe;
Salvation is waiting for you and for me,
There is nothing to do but believe.

2 His word is assurance complete;
Thy sins and thine idols now leave;
Come, pleading his promise, and fall at his feet,
Then you’ve nothing to do but believe. [Refrain]

3 How easy the terms of his grace:
‘Tis only to ask and receive;
The seal of his favor, the smile of his face,
Are for those who will only believe. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #146

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1835, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. © Cyber Hymnal™… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O why should we wrestle with fears
Title: Only believe
Author: Emma M. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Believe, believe only Jesus, believe

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The Cyber Hymnal #11365

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