Only Believe

Fear not, little flock, from the cross to the throne

Author: Paul Rader (1921)
Published in 46 hymnals

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1. Fear not, little flock, from the cross to the throne,
From death into life He went for His own;
All power in earth, all power above,
Is given to Him for the flock of His love.

Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe;
Only believe, only believe;
All things are possible, only believe.

2. Fear not, little flock, He goeth ahead,
Your Shepherd selecteth the path you must tread;
The waters of Marah He’ll sweeten for thee,
He drank all the bitter in Gethsemane.

3. Fear not, little flock, whatever your lot,
He enters all rooms, “the doors being shut,”
He never forsakes; He never is gone,
So count on His presence in darkness and dawn.

Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #28

Author: Paul Rader

Rader was one of the most powerful evangelistic preachers of the early 20th Century. He described himself as an ex-bellboy, ex-cowboy, ex-prospector, ex-football player, and ex-pugilist. He was pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois (1915–21), and followed founder Albert Simpson as president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (1920–23). He also founded the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle in 1922 and pastored it for 11 years. Rader wrote many Gospel song lyrics and a few tunes, and was instrumental in founding of the Tabernacle Publishing Company. Rader was a pioneer of Christian broadcasting, as well: In the early 1920’s, the beginning days of radio, station WBBM in Chicago, Illinois, closed every Sunday. Rader received… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, little flock, from the cross to the throne
Title: Only Believe
Author: Paul Rader (1921)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Only believe, only believe
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #5241

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #216


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