Elijah Receiving Bread and Water From an Angel by Peter Paul Rubens (circa 1625)
From that which we fear, O Lord, make us fearless.
O bounteous One, assist us with your aid.
Drive far the malevolent, the foeman.
May the atmosphere we breathe
breathe the fearlessness into us:
fearlessness on earth
and fearlessness in heaven!
May fearlessness guard us
behind and before!
God the Rescuer,
God the Savior,
Almighty, whom always we joyfully adore,
invoked by all men,
may he, the bounteous, grant us his blessings!
From The Oxford Book of Prayer
When you pass through water, I am with you;
through rivers, they will not wash you away;
when you walk through fire, you will not be singed,
and no flame will burn you.
For I am Hashem your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior...
Isaiah 43: 2-3
The Stone Edition Tanach
Fear not, for I am with you,
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
The Holy Bible
Revised Standard Edition
Tobias and the Angel from the school of Verrocchio
I will come to you in the silence,
I will lift you from all your fear.
You will hear my voice,
I claim you as my choice,
be still, and know I am here.
Do not be afraid, I am with you.
I have called you each by name.
Come and follow me,
I will bring you home;
I love you and you are mine.
Verse 1 and Refrain from "You Are Mine,"
Lyrics by David Haas
G.I.A. Publications, Inc., 1991
Lord, give Thy angels every day
Command to guide us on our way.
And bid them every evening keep
Their watch around us while we sleep.
So shall no wicked thing draw near,
To do us harm or cause us fear;
And we shall dwell, when life is past,
With Angels round Thy Throne at last.
John M. Neale (1818-1866)
Verses 3 & 4