Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.@Matthew 14:27

Charlotte Abbey, in Notes of Praise, by Frank Davis (Vicksburg, Mississippi: F. M. Davis, 1890).

Frank M. Davis (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Davis (1839-1896)

Be of good cheer, saith the Savior,
Tho’ all thy brightest hopes fade;
I will be near to sustain thee;
It is I, O be not afraid.

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It is I, it is I,
It is I, O be not afraid!
Be of good cheer, saith the Savior;
It is I, O be not afraid!

Be of good cheer, tho’ the tempter
And world are ’gainst thee arrayed;
I will give grace that will conquer;
It is I, O be not afraid.

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Be of good cheer thro’ thy trials;
On Me let burdens be laid;
Tho’ they be heavy, I’ll bear them;
It is I, O be not afraid.

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