Scripture Verse

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. Isaiah 41:10


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished in Rip­pon’s Se­lect­ion, 1787, num­ber 288.

Music: Mount Au­burn George Kings­ley (1811–1884) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kings­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Ye trem­bling souls! dis­miss your fears;
Be mer­cy all your theme;
Mercy, which like a ri­ver flows,
In one per­pe­tu­al stream.

Fear not the pow­ers of earth and hell:
God will these pow­ers re­strain;
His migh­ty arm their rage re­pel,
And make their ef­forts vain.

Fear not the want of out­ward good:
For His He will pro­vide,
Grant them sup­plies of dai­ly food,
And give them Heav’n be­side.

Fear not, that He will e’er for­sake,
Or leave His work un­done:
He’s faith­ful to His pro­mis­es,
And faith­ful to His Son.

Fear not the ter­rors of the grave,
Or death’s tre­men­dous sting:
He will from end­less wrath pre­serve,
To end­less glo­ry bring.

You in His wis­dom, pow­er, and grace,
May con­fi­dent­ly trust:
His wis­dom guides, His pow­er pro­tects,
His grace re­wards the just.