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261. 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 through each busy moment;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.
I would be tuned to hear the slightest whisper;
I would be constantly in touch with God,
I would be constantly iin touch with God.

Text Information
First Line: I would be true, for there are those who trust me
Title: I Would Be True
Author: Howard Arnold Walter (1917)
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Care for one another; Commitment; Faith (6 more...)
Tune Information
Name: PEEK
Composer: Joseph Yates Peek (1911)
Key: F Major

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