The Lord is near, Why should we fear

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1 The Lord is near!
Why should we fear?
His power will uphold us;
He is our stay,
Rejoice alway,
His mercy will enfold us.

2 The Lord is near!
Then may good cheer
Attend our expectation;
That in His strength
We win at length
And gain our soul's salvation.

3 The Lord is nigh!
Why should we sigh,
With needless worries troubled?
His loving care
For us will bear
Our cares tho' they were doubled.

4 The Lord in nigh!
To Him on high
We plead for grace and favor;
He keeps our hearts,
To us imparts
The peace of Christ our Savior.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #334

Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

Professor Paul E. Kretzman led a group of Lutherans who left church fellowship with some Lutheran congregations in 1956 after he was charged with teaching error in class. He and his followers organized the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. He wrote several Bible Commentaries and translated many hymns. NN, Hymnary from Go to person page >

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Author: Paul E. Kretzmann


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