You are Mine ( Do not be afraid, I am with you) - Haas

This is a hymn of consolation and encouragement in times of difficulty and distress. It was written by American Roman Catholic liturgical musician and composer David Haas (b 1957).  The words draw from
  • Isaiah 43:1 “Do not fear…you are mine”, 
  • Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know…” and 
  • John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you". 

The song was originally published in the collection "Who Calls You by Name: Music for Christian Initiation" (1991) as a song of a song of encouragement for catechumens and the newly baptized. Since then it has become popular for reconciliation and healing services, and especially for funerals.

With irregular meter it is set to a tune, also by Haas, which is called YOU ARE MINE.    This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of Y, the first few notes are CE AG A_ ED EC_ with accompanying chords A / D / A / E.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
  • Gather Comprehensive and 3, RitualSong, GIA Publication, Chicago, USA
  • The Faith we Sing, United Methodist hymnal supplement, Abingdon Press, USA 2001
  • Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Minneapolis, USA, Augsburg Fortress, 2010
  • In Caelo, Veritas Publications, Ireland, 1999

In 2020, dozens of women accused Haas of serious misconduct.  Following investigations he issued a public apology. (More here - includes disturbing materials).  GIA Publications and others stopped publishing his work:  Sheet music is not available for his songs, and many videos have been removed. Some American Catholic dioceses have asked members to stop using his work.  This was suggested by his victims, who may find singing his compositions traumatic.  So far, few church organisations outside the USA have officially spoken about the issue.   However individual churches and musicians may want to consider whether to use his material.  Alternatives for this song include:
  • All Shall Be Well – Browning / Walker
  • And I Will Raise You Up - Joncas
  • Come to Me, All Who Labor  - Cortez
  • Day of Peace – Janet Sullivan Whitaker
  • Like a Child Rests – Walker
  • Nothing is lost on the Breath of God - Gibson (video)
  • O God You Search Me – Farrell
  • Shepherd Me, O God - Haugen
If you have other suggested alternatives, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.


A message of God's love and presence set in the middle of storm clouds over an angry sea



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1| I will come to you in the silence,
.... be still, and know I am here.

2 I am hope for all who are hopeless ...

Chorus:
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.

3 I am strength for all the despairing ...

4 I am the Word that leads all to freedom ...

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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY 1. 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. 2. I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night, I will be your light, come and rest in me. Chorus: 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. 3. I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name. I am the Word that leads all to freedom, I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name embracing all your pain. Stand up, now walk, and live!

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