When I sink down in gloom or fear
Hope blighted or delayed
Thy whisper Lord my heart shall cheer
‘Tis I be not afraid
Or startled at some sudden blow
If fretful thoughts I feel
“Fear not it is but I” shall flow
As balm my wound to heal
Nor will I quit thy way though foes
Some onward pass defend
From each rough voice the watchword goes
“Be not afraid a friend”
And oh when judgement’s trumpet clear
Awakes me from the grave
Still in its echo may I hear
‘Tis Christ he comes to save
Words based on the poem Consolation written by John Henry Newman at sea in 1833.
Music by Tony O'Neill.
© 2001 The Servants of the Word. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Used By Permission.
Recorded and produced by William Cannon.
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