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Be not afraid

When trials and temptations Around thee darkly flow

Author: Abram Metzler
Tune: [When trials and temptations]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When trials and temptations
Around thee darkly flow,
When storms and griefs assail thee
To bring thy courage low,
Be not discouraged, brother,
But firmly stand and wait;
The clouds again will vanish,
Oh, be thou not afraid!

There is sweet rest in heav'n,
There is sweet rest in heav'n,
There is sweet rest, there is sweet rest,
There is sweet rest in heav'n.

2 When waters of affliction
May seem to overflow,
Or through some fiery trial
You may be called to go,
Keep up your faith and courage,
The Lord will dissipate
The waves that dash against thee,
Fear not, be not afraid! [Refrain]

3 The soul that Jesus loveth
He'll chasten and refine,
That like a golden luster
It may the brighter shine;
The dross alone will perish,
The gold is brighter made;
Be not discouraged, brother,
Fear not, be not afraid! [Refrain]

4 "Let not your heart be troubled,"
Oh, hear the Saviour speak,
God comforts you in sorrows,
When sad you feel and weak;
He leads you through the river
Which sinners cannot wade,
And death shall lose its terrors,
Fear not, be not afraid! [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #528

Author: Abram Metzler

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Text Information

First Line: When trials and temptations Around thee darkly flow
Title: Be not afraid
Author: Abram Metzler
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is sweet rest in heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8418
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #476


The Cyber Hymnal #8418

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