1157. Dare To Be a Daniel

1. Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band!

Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.

2. Many mighty men are lost
Daring not to stand,
Who for God had been a host
By joining Daniel’s band. [Refrain]

3. Many giants, great and tall,
Stalking through the land,
Headlong to the earth would fall,
If met by Daniel’s band. [Refrain]

4. Hold the Gospel banner high!
On to vict’ry grand!
Satan and his hosts defy,
And shout for Daniel’s band. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Standing by a purpose true
Title: Dare To Be a Daniel
Author: Philip P. Bliss (1873)
Refrain First Line: Dare to be a Daniel
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Bliss wrote the song for his Sunday school class at the First Congregational Church of Chicago, Illinois. This hymn and Hold the Fort were prohibited by the Sultan from use in Turkey. (Sankey, p. 134)
Tune Information
Name: [Standing by a purpose true]
Composer: Philip Paul Bliss (1873)
Incipit: 33215 11232 53444
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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