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Old 06-21-2007, 10:00 AM   #7
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Default Re: "Be Not Afraid"... A very cogent argument for staying (very long)

For my devout friends, I thought I would post the complete lyrics to the hymn by John Michael Talbot. If you haven't heard it (it is a staple in Catholic congregations), do yourself a favor and listen; it's a pretty powerful hymn.

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!


Tom
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