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

Introduction

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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).

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Lyrics

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.

Refrain