When I am afraid …
[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]
Sometimes you see I am afraid
because of things in stories said,
remembering silly things I’ve read:
And then Mum says, ‘Well, have you prayed?’
Sometimes I’m stupidly afraid,
but even then I’m glad I prayed.
Sometimes I know my frights aren’t real,
but still I panic, fear feel,
aware that troubles truly come,
real perils lurk for everyone.
The only answer I can see
is if I fear what cannot be,
and if I fear some dangers real –
to Jesus I must make appeal.
He can protect from everything,
He can protect in everything,
He’ll cheer me up and safely take
me through all dangers real or fake.
He understands my frightened mind,
and I will always feel and find
he’s at my side and in my heart
protecting – peace he can impart.
Tune: 88 88 88 eg ‘Sussex Carol’ (tune of ‘On Christmas night all Christians Sing’)
[IP: irrational fears]