Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage.@Joshua 10:25

James H. Evans (1785-1849).

Ainsworth (Hastings) Thomas Hastings, Church Melodies (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1858), page 30 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

Faint not, Christian! though the road
Leading to thy blest abode
Darksome be, and dangerous, too;
Christ thy guide will bring thee through.

Faint not, Christian! though in rage
Satan would thy soul engage;
Gird on faith’s anointed shield,
Bear it to the battlefield.

Faint not, Christian! though the world
Has its hostile flag unfurled;
Hold the cross of Jesus fast—
Thou shalt overcome at last.

Faint not, Christian! though within
There’s a heart so prone to sin;
Christ the Lord is over all;
He’ll not suffer thee to fall.

Faint not, Christian! though thy God
Smite thee with His chastening rod;
Smite He must, with father’s care,
That He may His love declare.

Faint not, Christian! Jesus’ near,
Soon in glory He’ll appear;
And His love will then bestow
Power over every foe.

Faint not, Christian! look on high,
See the harpers in the sky;
Patient wait, and thou wilt join—
Chant with them of love divine.