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Fear Thou Not

Fear Thou Not  •  Album


Sacred Songs Sung By Some Of London’s Finest

Twenty Bible-based songs for healing with organist Mark Cyphus and singers Françoise André, Phillida Bannister, Kathryn Hannah, John Lofthouse, Alison Russell-Hayward, Victoria Stanyon, Helen Whittington and Michael Solomon Williams. Recorded in the former building of Eleventh Church of Christ Scientist, London, four were composed specially for this CD. We highly recommend this, not only for individual listening but also for church services.

“We’re proud to offer this beautiful CD of classical interpretations of some of our favorite sacred songs and some new surprises as well.” -Peter Link, Creative Director, Watchfire Music


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Fear Thou Not
Music by S. Seligman
Words from Isaiah 41:10 and 43:2,3

Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.

Bröderna Lagerströms, Notstickeri & Lit. Anst., Stockholm 1961

Fountain of Life
Music by Frederic W. Root
Words from Revelation 22:1, 17

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth come; and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.

Fountain of Life, whence living waters flow,
Of Thee we drink eternal life to know.
When we grow faint, when spent with mortal strife,
One draught of Thee fills us with new life.
So shall we find healing within that flood,
Flowing for all, forth from the throne of God.

Thanks be to thee, glory and praise be thine,
Source of all good, spirit of power divine;
Thou art the Way, O guide our steps therein.
Thou art the Truth to save from wiles of sin.
Thou art our Life, in Thee we live and move,
Thou art our All, infinite heart of Love.

Clayton F. Summy Co, 1911

How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings
Music by Samuel Liddle
Words from Psalm 84:1-3, 8, 10

How lovely are Thy dwellings O Lord of Hosts! My soul longeth, yea fainteth, for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Yea, the sparrow hath found her a house, and the swallow a nest, where she may lay her young, even Thine altars, O Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.
O Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer: I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand.

Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd 1936

Thine, O Lord, Is the Greatness
Music by J. Lamont Galbraith
Words from I Chronicles 29:11, 13 and Psalm 61:3, 4

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty. Therefore O Lord we praise Thy name. Thine is the kingdom O Lord, and Thou art exalted as head above all.
For Thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever, I will trust in the covert of Thy wings.

Arthur P Schmidt Co 1919

Music by Jenny Watkins
Words from Luke 1: 46-55

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the lowliness of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath magnified me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him throughout all generations. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He remembering his mercy, hath holpen his servant Israel; as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.

© Jenny Watkins 2008

Sing, O Daughter of Zion
Music by Will Hutchinson
Words from Zephaniah 3: 14-17

Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
So sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

© Will Hutchinson 2007

If Thou Prepare Thine Heart
Music by Clifton Parker
Words from Job 11: 13-19

If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; if iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear: because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. Thou shalt take thy rest in safety, thou shalt be secure. Thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid.

Carl Fischer Inc, 1934

Let All the World
Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Words by George Herbert and from Isaiah 12: 4-6 and Psalm 108: 1, 3

Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King! The heavens are not too high, His praise may thither fly. The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow. Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King! The church with psalms must shout, no door can keep them out. But above all the heart must bear the longest part. Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

“Five Mystical Songs” Stainer and Bell Ltd 1911

God Shall Wipe Away All Tears
Music by Arthur S. Sullivan
Words from Luke 24: 34 and Revelation 21: 3-5

The Lord is risen.

He will dwell with men, and they shall be His people. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. For the former things are passed away.

Behold, I make all things new, saith the Lord.

“Solos from Oratorios and Cantatas” G Schirmer Inc 1873

I Will Sing New Songs of Gladness
Music by Antonin Dvorak
Words from Psalms 144: 9; 145: 1-11

I will sing new songs of gladness, I will sing Jehovah’s praises, upon a tenstringed psaltery. Every day will I extol Thee, and will bless Thy holy name.
Great is God and great His mercy; who shall tell of all His greatness? Who shall His power declare? My song shall be of praise and honour and of Thy glorious acts. Thy works are wonderful, past our knowing. Yea, men shall tell of Thy great kindness and of Thy wondrous might, and my voice shall proclaim aloud Thy glory.

Op. 99 Biblical Songs Vol 1824 G. Schirmer Inc 1895

The King of Love
Music by Charles Gounod
Words by Henry W. Baker, adapted from Psalm 23: 1-6

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul he leadeth
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me
And on his shoulder gently laid
And home rejoicing brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With thee, dear Lord, beside me,
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never.
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
For ever and for ever.

G. Schirmer Inc 1899

Arise, Shine
Music by James G MacDermid
Words from Revelation 3: 20, John 8: 12, and Isaiah 60: 1, 19

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will into him and will sup with him and he with me. I am the Light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.

Arise, shine, for thy Light is come, and the glory of the Lord is upon thee. For the sun shall be no more thy light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee, but the Lord shall be to thee thine everlasting Light, and thy God thy glory.

Forster Music Publisher 1936

Ye Are the Light
Music by Brian Solomons
Words from Matthew 5: 1, 2, 14, 16, 48

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

© Brian Solomons 2008

Behold, What Manner of Love
Music by James G. MacDermid
Words from Genesis 1: 26, 27 and I John 3: 1, 2

And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness, and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air. And over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed, that we should be called the sons of God. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him, for we shall see him as he is.

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him.

Keith Prowse & Co 1942

Great Peace Have They
Music by James H. Rogers
Words from Psalm 119: 165, 174-176

Great peace have they which love Thy law, and nothing shall offend them.

I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord, and Thy law is my delight.

Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee, and let Thy judgments help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant, for I do not forget Thy commandments.

“Selected Sacred Songs” G Schirmer 1936

Then Shall the Righteous
Music by Felix Mendelssohn
Words from Matthew 13: 43 and Isaiah 35: 10

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the heavenly Father’s realm.

Joy on their heads shall be for everlasting, and all sorrow and mourning shall flee away forever.

“Elijah” Vocal Score, Novello and Co. Ltd. 1991

Song of Elihu
Music by David Arditti
Words from Job 33: 4; 34: 4, 5, 10, 21; 36: 5, 22, 24, 25; 37: 5, 6, 14, 23

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good. For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment. Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Op. 39 © David Arditti, 2007

The Lord’s Prayer
Music by Albert Hay Malotte
Lyrics from Matthew 6

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed by Thy name.

Thy kingdom come

Thy will be done in earth
As it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts

As we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom

And the power
And the glory, forever.


My Soul on God with Patience Waits
Music by W.A. Mozart
Words from Psalm 33: 20, 22; 86: 13 and Philippians 4:19

My soul on God with patience waits; my help and shield is He. Then Lord let still my heart rejoice, because I trust in Thee. The riches of Thy mercy, Lord, thou dost to me extend, since I for all I want or need, for all on Thee alone depend.

Spiritual Songs No 2, © George Parker 1931, J B Cramer & Co Ltd

The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Music by John Rutter
Words from Numbers 6: 24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.

Oxford University Press 1981