BE NOT AFRAID
Scripture: John 6:20
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: Be not afraid for I will always be with thee, Across the waves these words of Christ are laid; In tempest wild they still reach out to rescue me, “Lo, it is I, so do not be afraid.”
Verse 2: Mid swelling tide I sink into the tempter’s sea; Strong winds of doubt have made my heart dismayed; With patient care His words remind me tenderly, Increase thy faith and “do not be afraid.”
Verse 3: From angry waves His words of life have set me free; A heav’nly hope, A peaceful calm has made. O’er depths of death His arm will safely carry me; One final storm, I will not be afraid.