Be Not Afraid

Be not afraid to stand upon the earth,
Since God is near,
Though may appear
Grim desolation, cruel dearth.

No desert spot is so bereft, nor maze,
But God's full plan
For blessing man
Is present to sustain, always.

Nowhere is racking din or circumstance
But can be stilled
When thought is filled
With gratitude for His presence.

Nor height, nor depth, has power to cleave
Man from his God,
Eternal good,
Nor clamoring error so deceive

Men into fear they will not stand upright
In Truth's own power
Each place and hour
To prove Love's ever-present might.

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Doing Our Own Work
April 15, 1944

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