565. He who would valiant be 'gainst all disaster

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 'gainst all disaster
Author: Percy Dearmer, 1868-1936
Author: John Bunyan, 1628-1688
Meter: 11 11. 12 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MONK'S GATE
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 11 11. 12 11
Key: d minor
Source: Sussex folk melody
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.



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