432. 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 learning day by day the lessons
My heav'nly Father gives me in His Word;
I would be quick to hear His lightest whisper,
And prompt and glad to do the things I've heard;
And prompt and glad to do the things I've heard.

4 I would be prayerful through 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I would be true
Title: I Would Be True
Author: Howard A. Walter
Publication Date: 1989
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [I would be true]
Composer: Joseph Y. Peek
Key: E♭ Major



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