Scripture Verse

Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9

Introduction

Words: James H. Per­kins (1810–1849). Ap­peared in The Ri­ver of Life, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry S. Per­kins & W. War­ren Bent­ley (New York; Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts; and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, C. H. Dit­son and Ly­on & Hea­ly, 1873), page 115.

Music: Azu­sa J. W. Dun­can, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Dun­can’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Soul, be strong, whatever betide;
God Himself is guard and guide;
With my Father at my side—
Never mind, never fear.

Clouds and darkness hover near;
Men’s hearts failing them for fear;
But be thou of right good cheer—
Never mind, never fear.

Stand in patient courage still;
Working out Thy Master’s will;
Compass good and conquer ill—
Never mind, never fear.