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

Gran­ville P. Ev­ans, in Songs for All, com­piled by John J. Wick­er (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1906), num­ber 72 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Granville P. Evans (1862–1932)

In sailing life’s sea I have nothing to fear,
Tho’ tempests are tossing me high,
If only the voice of my Savior I hear:
Come, be of good cheer, it is I.

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Though trials my strength may defy,
For help unto Jesus I cry,
And when I am tempted, or danger is near,
I’ll trust Him and be of good cheer.

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Tho’ fortune may fail me and health may decline,
Tho’ others turn back to dismay,
I’ll cling to my Savior and never repine,
And He will not cast me away.

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No dangers appall when my Savior is near,
And when I am summoned on high,
My heart will rejoice if I only can hear,
Come, be of good cheer, it is I.

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