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!
Cindi Strong

Redding, California, United States

God knows our every need. He goes before us and even years ahead He knows and provides the way. When we are willing to obey Him and bless others He even blesses us at the same time. What a kind and generous Savior!

Emma Owusu

College Station, Texas, United States

I like this song because it assures me that even though I'm far from family and friends and a bit lonely, God is with me and He'll take care of me. I woke up :( today but with this assurance, I'm :)


Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I am 29 and recently married. I have been very far from GOD since few years and have not been finding HIS will, doing everything on my own will and thoughts. And I am struck with a BIG problem in my career. I have been praying since three days about my career, and today, my colleague sent me this site to listen Down in the valley song, I enjoyed it and was looking for some other songs that I am aware of and I happened to hear to this song - God will take care of you, I know this song since my childhood, but today, tears rolled down my cheek as I am singing along with the lyrics. Every line of the song has a meaning and it directly talks to me about the situations am in. Awesome site!!! My thanksgiving to the Almighty LORD and to the team who made this website. I can now be rest assured because GOD will take care of my career, and my family and financial problems.


Linwood, PA, United States

Thank you for this wonderful website. I just lost one of my very dear friends and fellow choir member on Jan 4th. The family wanted the choir to sing at the service. We wanted to try to pick something that was comforting yet uplifting and this is the perfect hymn. We as believers need to pray for those that have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. God will take of us, all we have to do is ask and let Him in our heart.

Sarah Weill

Tequesta, FL

My daughter recently lost her husband and has become very anxious about life in general. This old hymn reminds me that if we put our trust in God, He will take care of all our problems. As another said, "it reminds me of how long God has been taking care of my family".


Jacksonville, Florida, United States

I have just been reading of the tremendous impact this song had on JC Penney, when he was just about 'down and out'. This is now ministering to me as I face unfavorable odds for employment, in a deteriorating economic environment. I must put my trust in the LORD Jehovah Jireh. To whom else can we hope?


Albuquerque, NM, United States

My mother and father used to sing this song when I was a little girl. They sang it always when we took road trips. I'm doing a talk about anxiety for a church group, and am making bookmarks on cardstock with these words to give to the people who may want them. They will then have them when they are anxious and discouraged. I love this song and its words and tune. These older songs really have a message for us.


Nairobi, Kenya

This is one of the songs that inspire many a heart especially those that have no one to turn to. God is the only source of comfort. And one thing I like about it, It is true He takes care of His own

Lisa Hahn

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

I sang this song as a little girl. I came across it this morning and it touched something so deep in my heart. I have been grieving over my family and this song reminded me of how long the Lord has been watching over me.


Queensland, Australia

The old songs of yesterday have the words that apply to us of the modern age, if not more than ever. The uplifting words of this song struck my heart as I was thinking, although living very humbly,will we ever be out of debt to this money loving world. Praise God, he loves and cares for us and not because of what we have or not have.