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: Frederick Whitfield

Whitfield, Frederick, B.A., son of H. Whitfield, was born at Threapwood, Shropshire, Jan. 7, 1829, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his B.A. in 1859. On taking Holy Orders, he was successively curate of Otley, vicar of Kirby-Ravensworth, senior curate of Greenwich, and Vicar of Stanza John's, Bexley. In 1875 he was preferred to St. Mary's, Hastings. Mr. Whitfield's works in prose and verse number upwards of thirty, including Spiritual unfolding from the Word of Life; Voices from the Valley Testifying of Jesus; The Word Unveiled; Gleanings from Scripture, &c. Several of his hymns appeared in his Sacred Poems and Prose, 1861, 2nd Series, 1864; The Casket, and Quiet Hours in the Sanctuary. The hymn by which he is most wid… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true
Author: Frederick Whitfield
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

STAND FOR THE RIGHT


[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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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

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The Brethren Hymnal #425

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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