Scripture Verse

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. Psalm 91:5–6


Andrew L. Byers (1869–1952)

Words: Will­iam J. Hen­ry, in Truth in Song (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Cla­ra H. Scott, 1896), num­ber 240.

Music: An­drew L. By­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


I’ll not be afraid
For the ter­ror by night,
Nor the ar­row that fli­eth by day;
For the Lord whom I serve
Is my shield and my light;
He will guide and pro­tect all the way.


I’ll not be afraid, I’ll not be afraid;
Where He lead­eth I safe­ly can go;
I will trust Him alway
Both by night and by day;
He’ll be with me for­ev­er, I know.

I’ll not be afraid,
Tho’ the stor­my winds blow,
And the bil­lows sweep ov­er my soul;
He who calm­eth the sea
Will pro­tect me, I know,
And will lead me to Hea­ven’s bright goal.

I’ll not be afraid
Of the scorns of the world,
Nor to tell of God’s won­der­ful love;
When from Sa­tan’s vile host
Fiery darts shall be hurled,
I’ll be strength­ened with grace from above.


I’ll not be afraid
When the grave I shall see,
Just be­yond its dark sha­dow is rest;
And the wel­come of an­gels
Is wait­ing for me,
When I en­ter those realms of the blest.