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

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


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.