Scripture Verse

Be not afraid. Matthew 14:27


Words & Mu­sic: Ab­ra­ham Metz­ler, in the Church and Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John D. Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1902) (🔊 pdf nwc). From Tem­ple Star.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Metz­ler (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.

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.


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