Afraid of What?

This poem has been on my heart and mind for the last several days and I thought I would share it with you as well.

"Afraid? Of what?"
By E. H. Hamilton

Afraid? Of what?
To feel the spirit's glad release?
To pass from pain to perfect peace,
The strife and strain of life to cease?
Afraid? Of that? 

Afraid? Of what?
Afraid to see the Saviour's face,
To hear His welcome, and to trace,
The glory gleam from wounds of grace.
Afraid? Of that? 

Afraid? Of what?
A flash - a crash - a pierced heart;
Brief darkness - Light - O Heaven's art!
A wound of His a counterpart!
Afraid? Of that? 

Afraid? Of what?
To enter into Heaven's rest,
And yet to serve the Master blessed?
From service good to service best?
Afraid? Of that? 

Afraid? Of what?
To do by death what life could not -
Baptize with blood a stony plot,
Till souls shall blossom from the spot?
Afraid? Of that? 

Read the history behind this poem HERE.


  1. I love that poem too! Thanks for the reminder of it. :)

  2. I've like this poem for years, but where I saw it first, I think the book Jesus Freaks, didn't have the forth verse, now I like it, too!


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