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[MIDI]       [PDF Songsheet]

[South African Choir MP3]


an song of confidence
(from Psalm 56: 3-9)


When I am afraid I put my trust in You
In God, whose Word I praise
In the Lord I have put my trust

When I am afraid I put my trust in You
In God, whose Word I praise
In the Lord I have put my trust

This I know that God is for me
When I’m with Him
nothing can harm me 

When I am afraid I put my trust in You
In God, whose Word I praise
In the Lord I have put my trust

In the Lord I have put my trust     
In the Lord I have put my trust


Media Files

Karaoke Video  Johan Komrij  When I Am Afraid
MP3 Recording  Ralph Merrifield  When I Am Afraid
MP3 Recording  South African Choir  When I Am Afraid
MIDI performance  Michael L. Jester  When I Am Afraid
Karaoke File  Johan Komrij  WhenIAmAfraid.jk.k.mid
Karaoke File  Johan Komrij  When_I_Am_Afraid_(2).mid

MIDI performance  Adrian V. Miller   When I Am Afraid
PDF Sheet Music
 Adrian V. Miller  When I Am Afraid


PortuguÍs (Brasil) translation by Daniel Borges  (Brazil)
Afrikaans translation
by Philip Nagel (South Africa)
Hindi Translation by Daisy Augustine (California)
Korean Translation by Daniel Ko (California)

History & Testimonies

I just thought I would send a note thanking you for allowing your song 
“When I Am Afraid” to be in the public domain for non-profit use.  It’s a great song 
and aligns perfectly with the Psalm I am trying to teach my pre-schoolers at church.  
I found it late last night needing a song for this morning.  Since you had both the 
audio recording and the sheet music available I was easily able to learn the 
song in order to teach it today. 
(Rachel, from Gordon College in Massachusetts)

I have to tell you that I have been reading through Psalms and got to Psalm 56 - 
"When I am afraid I put my trust in you..."
Every time I come to a verse 
that you wrote a song to, the song comes to mind, so I was singing that 
little song for the past few days and it has been a real blessing to me. 

 You have a mighty ministry, brother, and you know that God 
is in it by the way he's taking it to the oddest corners of the earth to bless 
fellow believers who we will never meet this side of heaven. There is no way that 
anyone could make that happen, no matter how hard you tried, it's got to be the Lord. 
(Dave, from Pennsylvania)

This month we are working at a camp in Mississippi that was hard hit by
hurricane Katrina.  This week during our morning devotional time, one of
our SOWER couples gave us a beautiful new song to learn and that song was "Holy, Holy, Holy"
written by Ralph P. Merrifield of New Hope Music. 

This couple, Harry and Judi from Michigan, both play several
instruments (guitar, dulcimer etc) and have visited your web site and use
several of your songs. ("Center of My Soul" and
"When I Am Afraid")
(Carlie,  from SOWER Ministries)

 As I was in the nursing home tonight with a dying relative... 
words came to me.  The words were 'When I am afraid I will trust in You'.  
It continued to minister to me until I got up and searched the Internet
to see if there really was such a song!  ... it must have been your song.... Thank you... 

(Sally, from

"I just stumble on your site.  Awesome.  I found three (songs) so far... 
I had to stop, cuz I could be here all day.  Do you have these three on CD?  
"Center of My Soul", "Come To Me" and "When I Am Afraid"   
I love the words.  Awesome, Awesome.

Finally someone who understands that musicians need 
sheet music or chords to go with the words."   

(Remender, from


Recorded on:     
"Before The Coming Lord" (1992)
"Lord Of All Ages" (compiled 1993)


Copyright 1992, Ralph Merrifield (written 11/16/90)
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share this song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, 
web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!