Scripture Verse

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32


Robert S. Bridges (1844–1930)

Words: At­trib­ut­ed va­ri­ous­ly to King Gus­ta­vus Adol­phus of Swe­den; Ja­cob Fa­bri­ci­us (1593–1654) and Jo­hann M. Al­ten­burg (1584–1640) (Ver­za­ge nicht du Häuf­lein klein). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ro­bert S. Bridg­es in the Yat­ten­don Hym­nal, 1899, num­ber 72.

Music: As­cen­dit De­us Jo­hann G. Schicht (1753–1823) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann G. Schicht (1771–1832)


Fear not, thou faith­ful Chris­tian flock;
God is thy shel­ter and thy rock;
Fear not for thy sal­va­tion.
Though fierce the foe and dark the night,
The Lord of hosts shall be thy might,
Christ thine il­lu­mi­na­tion.

Arise, arise, the foe de­fy!
Call on the name of God most high,
That He with might en­due you.
And Christ, your ev­er­last­ing priest,
In all your con­flicts shall as­sist,
From strength to strength re­new you.