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

Benjamin Beddome (1717-1795). Appeared in Rippon’s Selection, 1787, number 288.

Mount Auburn George Kingsley (1811-1884) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Benjamin Beddome (1717-1795)

Ye trembling souls! dismiss your fears;
Be mercy all your theme;
Mercy, which like a river flows
In one continued 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:
He will for His 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,
Nor 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.