Begone, unbelief

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Begone, unbelief,
  My Savior is near,
And for my relief
  Will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle,
  And He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel,
  I smile at the storm.
2
Though dark be my way,
  Since He is my Guide,
'Tis mine to obey,
  'Tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken,
  And creatures all fail,
The word He hath spoken
  Shall surely prevail.
3
His love, in time past,
  Forbids me to think
He'll leave me at last
  In trouble to sink:
Each sweet Ebenezer
  I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure
  To help me quite through.
4
Why should I complain
  Of want or distress,
Temptation or pain?
  He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation,
  I know from His Word,
Through much tribulation
  Must follow their Lord.
5
How bitter that cup
  No heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up,
  That sinners might live!
His way was much rougher
  And darker than mine;
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer,
  And shall I repine?
6
Since all that I meet
  Shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet,
  The medicine, food;
Though painful at present,
  'Twill cease before long,
And then, oh, how pleasant
  The conqueror's song!
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Saj

Joensuu, Finland

#BegoneUnbelief ..... 'tis mine to obey... 'tis His to provide! nothing more to say


Allen Palama

San Marcos, TX, United States

From the record of Matthew 11 we may conclude that our Lord is One who is doubted, blasphemed, and rejected. Now what would you do if, in your life and work, you too met with such an unfortunate chain of events perpetrated by the very people with whom you are associated? How could you help but be heartbroken and discouraged, judging that all is lost. Yet not so with our Lord. The Bible reports His attitude at that moment as being this:

“At that season Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight. ” “At that season” means at that particular moment, which is to say, that in the very environment in which He is so doubted, so blasphemed, and so rejected, our Lord is able to pray: “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. ” There is no bitterness nor sorrow in His heart. He neither frets nor becomes angered. How about you and me, though? Could you and I still thank God even though we are being doubted, slandered, and rejected without cause? Here is a very deep lesson indeed: that we must thank God not only when we obtain something, or when our work prospers, or when we are being admired by many; we must learn to thank Him also when we are doubted, slandered, and rejected without cause. Can you and I thank Him under such an adverse situation? (Practical Issues of This Life, Watchman Nee)


Biodun Adeyemo

Omuooke, Ekiti, Nigeria

The lines that make this song a favourite

His Love In Time Past

Forbids Me To Think

He'll Leave At Last

In Trouble To Sink

Each Sweet Ebenezer

I have In Review

Confirms His Good Pleasure

TO HELP ME AT LAST


Makinin

Ablekuma, Accra, Ghana

Through this year 2019 this is my confession and anchor hymn; Begone unbelief. thank You Lord Jesus for everything.


Oluremi

Lagos, Nigeria

I was listening to a message titled Suffering in a Christian by Roy Hession, when I heard Brother Roy quoting a verse from this well-loved hymn... a favourite of my late mum. I couldn't but search and sing it in meditation. And yes,

"Each sweet Ebenezer

  I have in review

Confirms His good pleasure

  To help me quite through."

Thank you, brethren, for blessing the Body of Christ with this hymn site!


Adeyanju Manasseh Olujinmi

Abuja, Kuje, Nigeria

As I looked towards the year 2019 and the height I saw, fear gripped me as I prayed I heard the Holy Spirit said to my spirit, "begone unbelief". I started looking for the lyrics behold it here to give me hope and courage to move forward. I know my Lord everything that proceeded out of Your mouth shall surely prevail. Thank You Jesus.


Kulu

Takoradi, Western, Ghana

It makes new meaning to me everyday and anytime I hear the song. its my motivator whenever am down. Our Jesus is surely Alive. it shall surely be one of my boosters in 2019.

Thank You God.


Olayinka Oluwasina

Connecticut, United States

This is one of my favorite hymns. I started singing Hymns from elementary school. I derive Great Spiritual Strength from singing hymns. Indeed How Sweet the Name of Jesus & Grace to Trust Him. Thank You Father for the gifts of Jesus and Holy Spirit.


Adeyinka

Houston, Texas, United States

Faithful God, l am strenghten, this is a faith booster song. He said that He will never leave us nor forsake us. A very present help in time of need/trouble. Alleluyah our God lives.


Mike

Accra, Ghana

This is one of the greatest hymns that uplifts me each morning I listen to it.