Be not afraid, only believe.@Mark 5:36

Ed­ward P. Clis­bee, in Sun­shine for Sun­day Schools, by Phi­lip P. Bliss (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and George F. Root & Sons, 1873), page 96. Mot­to of the Kins­man, Ohio, Con­ven­tion, Aug. 1872.

Cha­rente Ed­ward P. Clis­bee, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Believe, oh, believe on the Lord,
Be fearless and trust in His love;
He knows thee and gives thee His word,
He’ll help thee with strength from above.


Believe, oh, believe on the Lord,
Believe, oh, believe on the Lord.

No evil thy soul can destroy,
No sorrow thy heart overcome,
For Jesus, thy friend, standeth by,
He’s waiting to welcome thee home.


He heareth thy soul’s whispered prayer,
He seeth the penitent tear;
He surely thy burden will bear,
He only can banish thy fear.