Scripture Verse

It is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:27


Words: D. A. Wood­worth, in Glo­ria Deo, by Sam­u­el M. Bix­by (New York: Funk & Wag­nalls, 1901) (ar­ranged).

Music: S. Fos­ter Ames, 1917 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wood­worth’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Ames, would you ?


Are you weak in faith and doubting?
Doubt no more, be not dismayed,
Doubt not Jesus’ words assuring,
It is I, be not afraid.


Be not afraid, be not dismayed,
It is I, be not afraid.

In your hours of dark foreboding,
In distrust of earthly aid,
Hear the gracious Lord proclaiming,
It is I, be not afraid.


He who knows our every weakness,
He to everyone hath said,
Be not faithless, but believing,
It is I, be not afraid.

Do you fear to cross the river?
There is naught for you to fear,
Jesus calls you, listen to Him,
I’ll be there to bless and cheer.