Why should I be affrighted

Why should we be affrighted, at pestilence

Tune: GREENLAND (Swan)
Published in 28 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Why should I be affrighted
At pestilence and war,
The fiercer be the tempest,
The sooner it is o'er
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2 With Jesus in the vessel,
The billows rise in vain,
They only will convey me
To yon Elysian plains,
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3 This world is full of dangers,
And foes that press me hard;
But Jesus he has promised
That he will be my guard.
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4 Here I shall not be tempted
Above what I can bear,
When fightings are exerted,
His kingdom for to share.
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5 From him I have my orders,
And while I do obey,
I find his Holy Spirit
Illuminates my way.
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6 The way is so delightful,
I wish to travel on,
Till I arrive at heaven,
To receive a starry crown.
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The Southern Harmonym 1835

Text Information

First Line: Why should we be affrighted, at pestilence
Title: Why should I be affrighted
Meter: 7.6
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d129

A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d236

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d572

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d238

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Designed for the Use of the Pious #d151

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d139

Social Melodies #d151

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d272

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d264

The Good Old Songs #d653

The New Harp of Columbia #d118

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The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #351

The Sacred Melodeon #d124

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #332

The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d257

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