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Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true

Full 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

Tune

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


ST. ANNE

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

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d37
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #804Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #599Page Scan
Echoes of Praise #d10
Gospel Jewels #97TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Progress #d16
Progressive Songster #d8
The Church Hymn Book #d75
The Golden Harp #d27
The Gospel Psalmist #777Page Scan
The Liberal Hymn Book: a collection of liberal songs adapted to popular tunes. For use in liberal leagues and other meetings, and in liberal homes #112Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #135Page Scan
The Temperance Song Banner #d7
The Temperance Songbook ... for the W.C.T.U. Loyal Temperance Legion ... #d3
The Truth Seeker Collection of Forms, Hymns and Recitations, Original and Selected, for the Use of Liberals #d36
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