Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday Songs of Grateful Praise - I Will Not Be Afraid


I learned a little hymn when I was a child.  The story and song have stayed in my heart through the years.  It was true back then - and it's true now.

This hymn was written in Occupied China during World War II.  It came from the Bible House in Tientsin, China.  Before long both Chinese and foreigners in that city began singing it.  Then it reached Free China and soon the Christian students and soldiers began singing it, and even the non-Christians took it up.  It is said that the soldiers marched to it and the students sang it as they went to school.  The song reached American and brought inspiration where it went.

I will not be afraid,
I will not be afraid,
I will look upward, 
And travel onward
And not be afraid.

He says He will be with me.
He says He will be with me.
He goes before me,
And is beside me,
So I'm not afraid.

His arms are underneath me.
His arms are underneath me.
His hand upholds me;
His love enfolds me.
So I'm not afraid.

His Word will stand forever.
His Word will stand forever.
His truth it shall be
My shield and buckler,
So I'm not afraid.

He will give grace and glory.
He will give grace and glory.
His cross before me,
His banner o'er me.
So I'm not afraid.

He says He will do marvels.
He says He will do marvels.
Above our asking
Or even thinking
So look up and praise.

So we go singing onward.
So we go singing onward.
We're pressing upward,
We're marching Homeward
To Him, unafraid

"We take comfort and are encouraged and confidently say, 'The Lord is my Helper [in time of need], I will not be afraid.  What will man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:6 (Amplified)

Song: 'Unafraid'
Music: see photo above
Reprinted from : Christian World Facts



With A Grateful Heart,
Adrienne

4 comments:

  1. A very inspirational hymn. ~Jeanne

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  2. such a well timed and encouraging blog post, ad.
    love love love this hymn!
    bless you dearly this day... love you.

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  3. I too love that hymn. Words are worthy to read daily! Stay safe and healthy. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. I found your blog today quite by accident. Please know that it was a tremendous blessing and encouragement to me. I praise God for my brothers and sisters in the Lord. While I may not meet you here on this earth, I look forward to praising God along with you when we sing His praises in glory.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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