382. I Would Be True

1 I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care.
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare -
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

2 I would be friend of all - the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift.
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift -
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift.

3 I would be prayerful thru each busy moment;
I would be constantly in touch with God.
I would be tuned to hear His slightest whisper
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod -
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.

Text Information
First Line: I would be true, for there are those who trust me
Title: I Would Be True
Author: Howard A. Walter, 1883-1918
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Aspiriaton; Commitment; Holiness
Tune Information
Name: PEEK
Composer: Joseph Yates Peek, 1843-1911
Key: E♭ Major



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