Dare To Show Your Colors

Dare to live for Jesus

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Dare to live for Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dare to live for Jesus! Dare to bravely stand,
Ready when He calls you, waiting His command.

Dare to show your colors! Dare to own your king!
Dare to be a Christian! Dare to serve and sing!

2 Dare to speak for Jesus! Dare to to show the way
From this land of shadows to the land of day. [Refrain]

3 Dare to work for Jesus! He has work for you,
Something for His service, something you can do. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11036

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dare to live for Jesus
Title: Dare To Show Your Colors
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dare to show your colors
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11036
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The Cyber Hymnal #11036

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