Scripture Verse

Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 124–25.

Music: Tay­lor (Low­ry) Ro­bert Low­ry, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)


Fear not the foe, thou flock of God,
Fear not the sword, the spear, the rod,
Fear not the foe!
He fights in vain who fights with thee;
Soon shalt thou see his ar­mies flee,
Himself laid low.

Come, cheer thee to the toil and fight;
’Tis God, thy God, de­fends the right;
He leads thee on.
His sword shall scat­ter ev­ery foe,
His shield shall ward off ev­ery blow;
The crown is won.

His is the bat­tle, His the pow­er,
His is the tri­umph in that hour;
In Him be strong.
So round thy brow the wreath shall twine,
So shall the vic­to­ry be thine,
And thine the song.

Not long the sigh, the toil, the sweat,
Not long the fight-day’s wast­ing heat;
The sha­dows come.
Slack not thy wea­pon in the fight;
Courage! for God de­fends the right;
Strike home! Strike home!