603. He Who Would Valiant Be

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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
Title: He Who Would Valiant Be
Author: John Bunyan (1678; alt.)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.6.6.5.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Topic: Perseverance; Christ: Master; Constancy
Source: The Pilgrim's Progress; 1678; alt.
Tune Information
Name: ST. DUNSTAN'S
Composer: Charles Winfred Douglas (1917; alt. 1990)
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.6.6.5.
Key: F Major



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