152a. Buy the Truth and Sell It Not

1 "Boys will all be boys," they say
People worldly wise.
But these boys make men, some day,
And all our laws devise.

Chorus:
Dare be firm for temperance,
Buy the precious truth;
Sell it not, for men are wanted,
Grown from loyal youth.

2 Work and pray that right may reign,
Help defeat the wrong;
Fight the "drink fiend," let him gain
No hold among our throng. [Chorus]

3 Say, what kind of boys will make
Men of noble worth?
Those who scatter, in their wake,
Good seed as they go forth. [Chorus]

4 Strive for purity and truth,
Live it every day.
Early in the days of youth,
Learn wisdom's pleasant way. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: "Boys will all be boys," they say
Title: Buy the Truth and Sell It Not
Author: Emma Frances Barrows
Refrain First Line: Dare be firm for temperance
Language: English
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: New Words to Old Tunes; Service
Notes: Tune: DARE TO BE A DANIEL
Tune Information
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