Spurgeon on the Fear of God


Psalm 76:7  But You, You are to be feared!

The fear of man is a snare, but the fear of God is a great virtue, and has great power for good over the human mind. God is to be feared profoundly, continually, and alone. Let all worship be to him only.

~C.H. Spurgeon, in The Treasury of David

O my God, I fear Thee!

by Henrietta O. Dobree in the Children’s Hymn Book, by Mrs. Carey Brock, 1881.

O my God, I fear Thee!
Thou art very high,
Yet to us, Thy children,
Thou art always nigh,
Far removed from mortal sight,
Dwelling in eternal light.

O my God, I fear Thee!
Yet I come in prayer,
For my Savior tells me
I need not despair;
Tells me of a Father’s love,
And a home prepared above.

Never earthly father
Loveth like to Thee;
Thou dost guide and pardon
Guilty ones like me;
Sending down Thy holy Son
That all sinners might be won.

O my God, I fear Thee!
Holy, just, and true;
But, my heavenly Father,
I will love Thee, too;
Guide me till this life be past,
Take me to Thyself at last.