Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true

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1 Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true,
“And dare to stand alone;”
Strive, strive for the right, whate’er you do,
Tho’ helper there be none,
Tho’ helper there be none.

2 Stand for the right, and hold your ground,
Tho’ proud lips coldly sneer;
A poisoned arrow cannot wound
A conscience pure and clear,
A conscience pure and clear.

3 Stand for the right, and with clean hands
Exalt the truth on high;
Thou’ltfind warm, sympathizing friends
Among the passers-by,
Among the passers-by.

Source: Gospel Jewels #97

Author: Frances D. Gage

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First Line: Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true
Author: Frances D. Gage
Copyright: Public Domain



Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (<a href="/hymn/PsH/149#tuneinfo">PHH 149</a>), possibly when he was organist from 1700-1711 at St. Anne's Church in Soho, London, England. (According to tradition, St. Anne was the mother…

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