Scripture Verse

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

Introduction

Words: 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.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clis­bee (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain