Scripture Verse

Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace, for I am with thee. Acts 18:9–10


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Gold­en Cen­ser (New York: Ivi­son, Phin­ney, Blake­man, 1864).

Music: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

William B. Bradbury (1816–1868)


Never be afraid to speak for Je­sus,
Think how much a word can do;
Never be afraid to own your Sav­ior,
He who loves and cares for you.


Never be afraid, ne­ver be afraid,
Never, ne­ver, ne­ver;
Jesus is your loving Sav­ior,
Therefore ne­ver be afraid.

Never be afraid to work for Je­sus
In His vine­yard day by day;
Labor with a kind and will­ing spi­rit,
He will all your toil re­pay.


Never be afraid to bear for Je­sus
Keen re­proach­es when they fall
Patiently en­dure your ev­ery tri­al,
Jesus meek­ly bore them all.


Never be afraid to die for Je­sus,
He the Life, the Truth, the Way,
Gently in His arms of love will bear you
To the realms of end­less day.