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
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.