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
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Andrew L. Byers (1869–1952)

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

An­drew L. By­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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