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

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.
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.
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.
Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

Paul Rader was born in Denver Colorado in 1879 and died in 1938. He was a fellow laborer with AB Simpson who founded the Christian Missionary Alliance. After Simpson’s death, Rader became its second president. Paul was saved early in his childhood and even sang as a soloist in his father’s Methodist congregation. He went on to college and afterwards finished a post graduate program in Harvard. At this time he entered into post-liberalism which led him into a business partnership.

One day while walking down New York City Times Square, God spoke to him through an illuminated sign. He rented a room and fell on his face before the Lord That day Rader’s life changed. He began a lifetime of service first by pastoring the Congregational Church in Pittsburgh followed by the Christian Missionary Alliance Tabernacle, the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and the Gospel Temple In Indiana. Rader was best known however, for his radio broadcasts which were heard all over Chicago and his influence over hundreds of young Christian men to enter the ministry.

This hymn which Paul wrote and composed is one of many hymns he also wrote that are part of Christian hymnals today.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, Uganda

Amen, brother Paul. We need these songs in our heart to be able to sing them by heart, so we can sing them joyfully when trials come like Paul and Silas did when their feet were in the stocks and their backs cut by being whipped in Acts 16.

And even more so with the great tribulation coming, and who knows for sure whether we will be here on earth or not.

Paul Gibson

Eddy, Tx, United States

The lyrics to this song comforted missionary Darlene Rose as she was locked into a Japanese death row cell urging world war II. How important it is that we bury these songs and scriptures in our hearts that can use them to strngtrn us when we need it most.