Nursery Rhymes

Be not Afraid

Be not Afraid Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "Come weal, come woe where'er we go, God is not far away" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Be not Afraid" hymn were written by its English author Alfred J. Hough. The author of the hymn, Alfred J. Hough, was born on Circa November 1848 and died on 1922. The soaring music that accompanies the "Be not Afraid" song of praise was composed by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel The composer of the music to the "Be not Afraid" hymn, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, was born on August 18, 1856 and died on September 15, 1932. We have placed "Be not Afraid" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and sacred church hymn.

Be not Afraid Hymn
Title: Be not Afraid *** Name of Composer: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Alfred J. Hough *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating words of the "Be not Afraid" lyrics, Alfred J. Hough (Circa November 1848-1922), was born in Surrey, England and achieved fame as a minister and hymn writer.

Be not Afraid Lyrics

Come weal, come woe where'er we go,
God is not far away;
He holds the stormy winds that blow,
And molds the golden day.
The darkest night to Him is light,
And thro' the shine or shade,
He speaks in tones of tender might,
"My child, be not afraid."

Refrain

Child, be not, be not afraid;
Child, be not, be not afraid
The darkest night to Him is light,
And thro' the shine or shade,
Child, be not, be not afraid;
Child, be not, be not afraid
He speaks in tones of tender might,
"My child, be not afraid."

Tho' clouds may veil the stars that sail
O'er boundless seas of space,
And lights along all shores may fail,
God will not hide His face;
But sweetly whispers while His hands
Upon His own are laid,
"Lo! at thy side thy Father stands,
My child, be not afraid."

Refrain

Thro' changing years, in joy and tears,
The changeless One abides,
And safe the soul from doubt and fears
That in His bosom hides.
On noisy street, in still retreat,
Thro' vales of deepest shade,
That voice is heard with accents sweet,
"My child, be not afraid."

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Be not Afraid", Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856-September 15, 1932), was born in Wilton, Iowa, United States and became famous as a teacher, music director, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Be not Afraid
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Alfred J. Hough (Circa November 1848 to 1922)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856 to September 15, 1932)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come weal, come woe where'er we go, God is not far away"
First Publication Date: 1874

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