Scripture Verse

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


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns Not Be­fore Publ­ished (Dub­lin: Tho­mas John­ston, 1815), num­ber 65.

Music: Brig­nall R. T., in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, new and en­larged ed­i­tion, com­piled and ar­ranged by Is­a­bel­la Sa­rah Kitch­in Hop­kins (1849–1928) (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, 1902), num­ber 108 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


When we can not see our way,
Let us trust, and still obey:
He who bids us forward go,
Can not fail the way to show.

Tho’ the sea be deep and wide:
Tho’ a passage seems denied;
Fearless let us still proceed,
Since the Lord vouchsafes to lead.

Tho’ it seems the gloom of night,
Tho’ we see no ray of light.
Since the Lord Himself is there,
’Tis not meet that we should fear.

Night with Him is never night:
Where He is, there all is light;
When He calls us, why delay?
They are happy who obey.

Be it ours then while we’re here,
Him to follow without fear:
Where He calls us, there to go,
What He bids us, that to do.