Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.@1 John 3:13

Florence Elrod-Norris, in New Songs of Praise, by Alfred E. Helton et al. (Lenoir, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing Company, 1913), number 112.

G. A. Box (🔊 pdf nwc).

Marvel not when friends forsake you,
For the world is ever vain;
Only seeking sinful pleasures
And the joys of earthly gain.

Refrain

Marvel not whate’er befall you,
Trust the Savior all the way,
For one day He’ll bear you safely
To the realms of brightest day.

Marvel not, oh! unbeliever,
If your way is rough and bare;
Marvel not, for without Jesus,
You no holy joys shall share.

Refrain

Marvel not that Satan’s power
Can allure a soul to strife;
Keep your own heart fixed on Jesus,
And you’ll win eternal life.

Refrain