Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: Dun­troon El­lis Go­van (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Go­van (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.