Chapel – 6/3/20
O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe (tune)
One of my all-time favorite hymn tunes comes from O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe. For some reason the melody popped in my head today. It seems that the devil is having a field day lately. Just add nationwide riots to the mix of what we are already dealing with. The devil is happy to see the world burn and see people in conflict with one another. Maybe this tune popped in my head so I could share it with you.
Here are the words to the first and third verses.
O little flock, fear not the foe
Who madly seeks your overthrow;
Dread not his rage and pow’r.
And though your courage sometimes faints,
His seeming triumph o’er God’s saints
Lasts but a little hour.
As true as God’s own Word is true,
Not earth nor hell’s satanic crew
Against us shall prevail.
Their might? A joke, a mere facade!
God is with us and we with God—
Our vict’ry cannot fail.
Despite all appearances, our Lord Jesus Christ is reigning on the throne. By faith alone we hold it as true. God’s promises cannot prove false. May God strengthen your faith to believe this today and always. This faith gives us the courage to face the world that we live in. Just remember that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather, often it is feeling the fear and doing what needs to be done anyway. We can tremble and still be assured. “God is with us and we with God — Our vict’ry cannot fail.”
Oh, and by the way, fittingly this hymn is number 666 in the Lutheran Service Book. Hmmm, coincidence?
Contributed by: Mr. Kevin Streeter