"IT IS I, BE NOT AFRAID!"
GOD's beauty, grand, supernal,
Far in the starry depths unfurls!
God's glory lives eternal
Above the crash of mighty worlds!,
Wafts o'er the grave's abysmal shade:
"It s I, be not afraid !"
O Conqueror of Death! O Light!
The stars that seem to speak in ruth,
Unto Thy radiance are but night__
But froth and foam on sea of truth!
Christ calls to all to Peter said:
"It is I, be not afraid !"
The night passed on__the fourth watch came__
Christ glorious,walked the troubled wave;
They saw Him coming like a flame,
And cried for fear a ghost to brave;
"Be of good cheer !" their dear Lord said;
"It is I, be not afraid!"
I hear the courser's thundering tread!
The shouting of the armed foe!
I saw he vanquished as they fled
In their sad misery and woe__