Believe not those who sayAuthor: Anne Bronte
Published in 60 hymnals
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1 Believe not those who say
The upward path is smooth;
Lest thou should stumble in the way,
And faint before the truth.
2 Arm, arm thee for the fight:
Cast useless loads away;
Watch through the darkest hours of night;
Toil through the hottest day.
3 To labor and to love,
To pardon and endure,
To lift thy heart to God above,
And keep thy conscience pure,
4 Be this thy constant aim,
Thy hope, thy chief delight;
What matter who should whisper blame
Or who should scorn or slight,
5 If but thy God approve,
And if, within thy breast,
Thou feel the comfort of His love,
The earnest of His rest?
Believe not those who say. Anne Bronte. [The Christian Life.] This hymn appeared in Wuthering Heights, &c, 1850, as a poem in 10 stanzas with the title "The Narrow Way." In its adapted form as a hymn it consists of stanzas i., v., viii.-x. of the original slightly altered. It is also in most editions of the Brontes' works, the latest being Agnes Grey, Poems by Anne Brontë (Nelson), 1905.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #708||Believe not those who say||Believe not those who say||ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)||Anne Bronte||1983|
|The Cyber Hymnal #464||Believe Not Those Who Say||Believe not those who say||FESTAL SONG||Anne Brontë||SM|
|Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #72b||Believe not those who say||Believe not those who say||LLANLLYFNI||Anne Bronte||(10.10.10.10.)||1979|