383. All Who Would Valiant Be

1 All who would valiant be
'Gainst all disaster,
Let them in constancy
Follow the master.
There's no discouragement
Shall make them once relent
Their first avowed intent
To be true pilgrims.

2 Who so beset them round
With dismal stories
Do but themselves confound;
Their strength the more is.
No foes shall stay their might:
Though they with giants fight,
They will make good their right
To be true pilgrims.

3 Since, Lord, you will defend
Us with your Spirit,
We know we at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away!
We'll fear not what they say,
We'll labor night and day
To be true pilgrims.

Text Information
First Line: All who would valiant be
Title: All Who Would Valiant Be
Author: John Bunyan
Adapter: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Meter: 65 65 6665
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Love and Obedience; Pilgrimage
Copyright: From the English Hymnal by permission of Oxford University Press. Text altered by permission.
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 65 65 6665
Key: D Major
Source: English Traditional Melody; Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Copyright: From the "English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press.

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