564. He who would valiant be

1 He who would valiant be
'gainst all disaster,
let him in constancy
follow the Master.
There's no discouragement
shall make him once relent
his first avowed intent
to be a pilgrim.

2 Who so beset him round
with dismal stories
do but themselves confound,
his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might,
though he with giants fight;
he will make good his right
to be a pilgrim.

3 Since, Lord, thou dost defend
us with thy Spirit,
we know we at the end
shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away;
I'll fear not what men say,
I'll labor night and day
to be a pilgrim.

Text Information
First Line: He who would valiant be
Author: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Author: John Bunyan, 1628-1688
Meter: 65. 65. 6665
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944
Meter: 65. 65. 6665
Key: G Major
Copyright: Copyright The Church Pension Fund

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