Scripture Verse

Perfect love casteth out fear. 1 John 4:18


Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, se­cond ser­ies (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1861), pag­es 210–11.

Music: St. Ce­cil­ia (Hayne) Leigh­ton G. Hayne, Mer­ton Tune Book 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hayne (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


O love that casts out fear,
O love that casts out sin,
Tarry no more without,
But come and dwell within!

True sunlight of the soul,
Surround us as we go;
So shall our way be safe,
Our feet no straying know.

Great love of God, come in,
Well-spring of heavenly peace;
Thou Living Water, come,
Spring up, and ne­ver cease.

Love of the living God,
Of Fa­ther and of Son;
Love of the Holy Ghost,
Fill thou each needy one.

Praise to the Fa­ther give,
The Spir­it and the Son;
Praise for the mighty love
Of the great Three-in-One.