Be Not Afraid (Dufford)

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Be Not Afraid sung at the Church of St. Matthew on 12-1-2017. Cantor: Richard Schletty. Pianist: Sr. Anne Becker. Composer: Bob Dufford SJ.

1. You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety
though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands 
and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Refrain
Be not afraid.
I go before you always.
Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.

2. If you pass through raging waters in the sea, 
you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow’r of hell
and death is at your side,
know that I am with you through it all.

3. Blessed are your poor,
for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
for one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked tongues insult and hate you
all because of me,
blessed, blessed are you!

Text: Based on Isaiah 43:2–3; Luke 6:20ff. Text and music © 1975, 1978, Robert J. Dufford, SJ and OCP. All rights reserved.
 

Reprinted under ONE LICENSE #A-727705. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-191270.

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