Always Speak the Truth

Be the matter what it may

Author: Alfred Arthur Graley
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be the matter what it may,
Always speak the truth;
Whether at your work or play,
Always speak the truth.
Never from this rule depart,
Grave it deeply on your heart,
Written ‘tis upon your chart:
Always speak the truth.

2 There’s a charm in verity,
Always speak the truth;
But there’s meanness in a lie,
Always speak the truth.
He is but a coward slave,
Who, a present pain to waive,
Stoops to falsehood; then, be brave;
Always speak the truth.

3 Falsehood seldom stands alone,
Always speak the truth;
One begets another one,
Always speak the truth;
Falsehood all the soul degrades,
Stains with sin and ever breeds
Evil thought and darker deeds,
Always speak the truth.


Source: Good Will: A collection of New Music for Sabbath Schools and Gospel Meetings (Enlarged) #13

Author: Alfred Arthur Graley

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Text Information

First Line: Be the matter what it may
Title: Always Speak the Truth
Author: Alfred Arthur Graley
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 17 of 17)
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Christian Life Songs #136

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Good Will #13

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Good Will #13

Happy Voices #d13

Heart and Voice #d24

Heart and Voice #d25

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Heart and Voice #133

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New Jewish Hymnal for Religious Schools and Junior Congregations. 8th ed. #22

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Song Anchor #107a

Songs of Joy #d10

The Carol #d16

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d13

The Sabbath School Melodist #d2

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d62

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Unity Services and Songs #15

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Welcome Songs #15

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