Scripture Verse

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Introduction

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H. A. César Malan
1787–1864

Words: H. A. Cé­sar Ma­lan, Chants de Si­on 1832, num­ber 95 (Comme en un Bois Épais, et Sous un Noir Om­brage). Trans­lat­ed from French to Eng­lish by Jane E. Ar­nold.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ar­nold (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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James McGranahan
1840–1907
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Lyrics

O Chris­tian trav’ler, fear no more
The storms which round thee spread;
Nor yet the noon­tide’s sul­try beams
On thy de­fense­less head.

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Fear thou not, for I am with thee:
Be not dis­mayed, for I am thy God;
Fear thou not, for I am with thee:
Be not dis­mayed, for I am thy God.

Thy Sav­ior, who up­on the cross
Thy full re­demp­tion paid,
Will not from thee, His ran­somed one,
Withhold His pro­mised aid.

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A safe re­treat and hid­ing place
Thy Sav­ior will pro­vide;
And sor­row can­not fill thy heart,
While shel­tered at His side.

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No, in thy dark­est days on earth,
When ev­ery joy seems flown,
Believer, thou shalt ne­ver tread
The toil­some way alone.

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