Scripture Verse

Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight. Joshua 10:24–25

Introduction

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James H. Evans
(1785–1849)

Words: James H. Ev­ans (1785–1849).

Music: 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)

Lyrics

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.

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Joshua and the Amorite Kings
James Tissot (1836–1902)