These seven hymns about overcoming fear are comforting when you’re afraid. They’re worship songs that can bring peace to your heart and your children’s hearts as well!

Sing these encouraging hymns with your kids or just listen to them when you feel anxious.

They reinforce Scriptural truths when you’re scared and remind us that we can place our hope and trust in God.

hymns to sing when you're afraid

Sometimes, fear can come upon us quickly. One minute, everything seems fine and the next, we’re forced to face fears and anxieties we’d much rather not even have to deal with.

The reality of living in a fallen world is that we will experience imperfect and unsettling circumstances that can make us afraid. 

The reassurance we can have during these times is that God is the same God He has ALWAYS been. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

No matter what happens, Christ is the victor. He is the comfort for our souls when they are in distress. We can daily place our trust in Him (and sometimes it’s definitely a day-by-day act of trust!). 

One of the best things we can do to calm our hearts and minds (besides reading the Bible) is to listen to or sing hymns.

These long-ago words written by men and women of faith bring to life the truths of Scripture in ways that affect and change our real lives. 

I hope you’ll enjoy listening to or singing these seven beautiful hymns with your families, especially in times you are feeling overwhelmed or afraid!

7 Hymns to Sing When You’re Afraid

It is Well with My Soul

Most of us know the story of the writer of It is Well with My Soul. 

**Want to play or sing it? You can find free sheet music HERE.

Wonderful Peace

This hymn is a reassurance of the peace we have from God and a beautiful prayer to feel that peaceful presence in our lives. Listen below.

**Want to play or sing it? You can find free sheet music HERE.

Be Still My Soul

One of my favorite hymns! It has six verses that give joy to our hearts and help us to remember that God provides and knows exactly what we need at every moment. Listen below.

**Want to play or sing it? You can find free sheet music HERE.

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

I loved this Irish hymn and its melody as a little girl and now that I understand the richness of the words, it means so much more! Listen below.

**Want to play or sing it? You can find free sheet music HERE.

In Christ Alone

A song doesn’t have to be super old to be considered a great Christian hymn! :) In Christ Alone by the Gettys remains a popular worship song and for good reason. The lyrics are solid and heartfelt and a strong statement about the power of Christ and the sure hope we have in Him. Listen below! 

**Want to play or sing it? You can find sheet music HERE.

Because He Lives

A classic hymn sung at Easter (originally by the Gaithers), but perfect for anytime you need assurance or want to fight fear and anxiety! Watch below!

**Want to play or sing it? You can find sheet music HERE.

Abide With Me

“Thou changest not, O Lord, abide with me,” is a line from this hymn, written in 1847. When things around us are changing or we are finding ourselves in a place of uncertainty and fear, this hymn reminds us of God’s timelessness and that even though “heaven and earth will pass away, your Word will not pass away”. (Matthew 24:35) Listen to this newer arrangement in the YouTube video below!

**Want to play or sing it? You can find sheet music HERE.

I hope these hymns about worry and fear are an encouragement to you as you face challenges in your daily life. Praise God for His mercy and love that are new every morning!

hymns about anxiety and worry

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