Be not dismayed whate’er betide

Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
  God will take care of you!
Beneath His wings of love abide,
  God will take care of you!
  God will take care of you,
Through every day o’er all the way;
He will take care of you;
  God will take care of you!
Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
  God will take care of you!
When dangers fierce your path assail,
  God will take care of you!
All you may need He will provide,
  God will take care of you!
Trust Him, and you will be satisfied,
  God will take care of you!
Lonely and sad, from friends apart,
  God will take care of you!
He will give peace to your aching heart,
  God will take care of you!
No matter what may be the test,
  God will take care of you!
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
  God will take care of you!

Tema, Ghana

God will take care of you, He will take care of You, through every day He will take care of you God will take care of you.

God has been taking care of us since we can remember. If He doesn't who else will? We would be in a most pitiful situation. He has to and He will for apart from Him we have no one, no one, no one at all anywhere in all the universe genuinely cares. But God does care. He has not once given up on us .



Just when I was low, You came to my mind.

Ernest Ago

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

Through all the changing scenes of life You O LORD have not changed you remain the same yesterday, today and forever therefore we are not dismayed. In the mist of the storms we know you are with us so we will not fear. Give us the faith to hold onto every word that you have spoken even this very word " BE NOT DISMAYED I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU." AMEN.

Calogero Fanara

La Louvière, Hainaut, Belgium

This is, with other "jewels" (that's how I call the hymns), one of the most beautiful and encouraging hymn I grew up with. So many years and cultural aspects separate me from its author, and still I'm sure it ministered to her as it now does to me... by the action of the Holy Spirit. As I've been raised in an Italian Evangelical family, I mostly remember and sing it in Italian: "Dimenticar giammai potrò Signor la Tua mercè".. and as I sing it, I'm also transported in time, back when my grandma' used to sing it while cooking or sitting at church... Thanks God for these wonderful songs!

Bob Campbell

Springfield, VA, United States

This hymn means a lot to me and to many of my friends. I have one blind and in a permanent care facility in California. I have played this over the phone and we sing it together. Yes, God will take care of everyone. What an assuring group of words.


Liberta, St. Paul, Antigua And Barbuda

I love this hymn. I have proven the words to be true. Our dear Heavenly Father really does take care.

Wilmer Sprunger

Berne, Indiana, United States

As I was preparing/studying to teach our S.School lesson on Luke 6:17-36, I typed in the computer "Be not dismayed . . ." to get all the words and then I clicked on this web site to see the rest of the words. Then WOW ! I hear this wonderful old hymn with the piano accompaniment and the words. What a blessing!

Maureen T.

Wilmington, DE, United States

Feeling overwhelmed and the Holy Spirit brought to mind to look up "Be not dismayed". This song came on and this is awesome, just what I needed to hear. Also listening to a minister on my cell speaking on the Holy Spirit. Yes Lord, You will take care of all our Problems.


Edwardsville, IL, United States

I had just finished crying out to the Lord when this song came into my spirit. I am encouraged to continue trusting in the Lord for my deliverance. God's divine inspiration to the writer is still ministering today.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

W. Stillman Martin had been invited to preach at a church a few hours away from his home. But his wife became ill that Sunday morning, and he was about to cancel his speaking engagement. Then his young son spoke up, "Father, don't you think that if God wants you to preach today, He will take care of Mother while you are away?" Martin made the trip, and when he returned home later that day he found that his wife had written this hymn in his absence. That evening, he composed the music. (Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton)