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Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true

Representative Text

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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Text Information

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


[Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true]


Though no firm documentation exists, ST. ANNE was probably composed by William Croft (PHH 149), 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 of the Virgin Mary.) The tune was first published in A Suppleme…

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Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d37

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #599

Echoes of Praise #d10

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Gospel Jewels #97

Hymns of Progress #d16

Progressive Songster #d8

The Church Hymn Book #d75

The Golden Harp #d27

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The Gospel Psalmist #777

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The Liberal Hymn Book #112

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The Psalms of Life #135

The Temperance Song Banner #d7

The Temperance Songbook ... for the W.C.T.U. Loyal Temperance Legion ... #d3

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