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'Tis I, be not afraid

'Tis I, be not afraid

Author: Nathaniel Niles
Tune: [Tis I; be not afraid]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 “’Tis I; be not afraid,”—
Tho' dark the day,
Strength, when in duty laid,
Drives fear away;
Safe by the Lord I stand,
Holding His almighty hand.
Hear His divine command—
Hear, and obey.

2 Into this heart of mine,
Where Thou dost see,
Put Thou a strength divine,
To grow like Thee;
A gentle voice on high
Always answers when I cry,
“No loving soul shall die,
Weak though it be.”

3 Rise, then, O fainting soul,
With glad surprise;
Let endless praises roll
Up to the skies;
All fear of death is past;
Safe in Jesus’ love at last,
Weakness aside is cast,
Strength He supplies.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #105a

Author: Nathaniel Niles

Niles, Nathaniel, was b. Sept. 15, 1835, and educated for the legal profession. He practised at Providence, Rhode Island. His hymn, "Precious promise God hath given" (Promise of Rest), was written whilst travelling in a street car, circa 1871, and is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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