I will trust and not be afraid.@Isaiah 12:2

Ellis Govan (1898-1983). This hymn was born among the persecuted missionaries and believers in China during the war with Japan, 1931-39.

Duntroon Ellis Govan (🔊 pdf nwc).

I will not be afraid, I will not be afraid;
I will look upward, and travel onward,
And not be afraid.

He says He will be with me, He says He will be with me;
He goes before me, and is beside me,
So I’m not afraid.

His arms are underneath me, His arms are underneath me;
His hands uphold me, His love enfolds me,
So I’m not afraid.

His Word will stand forever, His Word will stand forever;
His truth—it shall be my shield and buckler,
So I’m not afraid.

He will give grace and glory, He will give grace and glory;
His cross before me, His banner o’er me,
So I’m not afraid.

So we go singing onward, so we go singing onward;
We’re pressing upward, we’re marching homeward,
To Him unafraid.