Be Not Afraid

Born and raised Catholic, the death of the Pope is still somewhat sad for me,
although probably not in the same way as it is for Catholics around the world.
Anyway, his death reminded me that of a song from my Catholic Church days.
The song is based on Isaiah, I believe. I love the song because it does give a
lot of comfort - the words are the truth: God does go before us always.

Here is the song:

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.



R. 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 men insult

and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you!
 

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Words and Music by Unverified

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