I Cannot Fear (Poem by Mabel Johnson)

I Cannot Fear (Poem by Mabel Johnson)

I cannot Fear poem by Mabel Johnson

I Cannot Fear

Why should I fear when God is round about me?
Why should I grieve when He has said: Rejoice!
Why should I fall when His strong arm upholds me?
Why should I doubt when I have heard His voice?

Why should I faint because the road seems weary?
Or murmur when the path seems rough and steep?
Why should I cry when night seems dark and dreary?
The dawn will come, and God His child doth keep.

Then, oh, my heart, awake! and cease thy pining
And listen for the songs along life’s way.
Behind the darkest cloud the sun is shining—
I cannot fear: I live in Love’s bright day.

by Mabel Johnson (as seen here)

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    Even in God’s bright day I can go to a dark side. I have no wants, but occasionally peace of mind eludes me.

  2. Barbara Foster 3 years ago

    Thank you, Polly! I needed this!

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