Christ My Song - 1004
Why, why art thou so fearful - Fear Not
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Be not afraid! only believe."
1. Why, why art thou so fearful,
O thou of little faith?
Why faint, desponding, tearful,
forgetting One who saith –
"Let not your heart be troubled,
nor let it be afraid;"
the charge repeated, doubled,
enforces what he said. PDF - Midi
2. Each dark and threatening presage
fulfils his sacred word;
each judgement bears his message,
death pestilence, the sword:
He over all presideth,
withdrawn in light serene;
each wheel minutely guideth
of earth's immense machine.
3. And still, though skies are darkening,
his children must not fear;
to those sweet accents hearkening,
which whisper, "He draws near."
My soul, in him confiding,
thy rock, thy hiding-place,
beneath his wings abiding,
wait thou to see his face.
4. To herald his appearing,
these awful signs are sent;
these storms the skies are clearing;
soon will the veil be rent:
then, with his saints surrounding
him thou hast long adored,
will thy sweet harp be sounding,
"For ever with the Lord."
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 85-86.