Only Believe

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

Author: Paul Rader (1921)
Published in 42 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
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5241
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Timeless Truths #856
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Instances (1 - 42 of 42)
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50 Uncommon Songs #28

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African American Heritage Hymnal #406

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #454

Assembly Songs #43

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Evangel Songs #44

Evangelistic Hymns #d38

Evangelistic Hymns No. 2 #d34

Foursquare Favorites #d42

Full Gospel Songs #d22

Gospel Quintet Songs #d35

Gospel Songs of the Air #d8

Gospel Truth in Song #d15

Gospel Truth in Song No. 3 #d35

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Hymns for the Family of God #585

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Hymns of the Christian Life #257

Hymns of the Christian Life #161

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d102

Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #161

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Inspiring Hymns #327

Praise and Victory Songs #d29

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #425

Rader Campaign Carols #d8


Revival Hymns and Choruses #336


Small Church Music #4121

Songs of Grace #d30

Songs of Grace #d31

Spiritual hymns of worship #d93

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d113

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Tabernacle Hymns #101


Tabernacle Hymns #194

Tabernacle Hymns #194

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d88

The Christian Life Hymnal #432


The Cyber Hymnal #5241

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The Greatest Hymns #357


The New Church Hymnal #100

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #184

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

The Young People's Church of the Air Hymn Book #d24


Timeless Truths #856

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Yes, Lord! #390

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