Do What is Right

Representative Text

1. Do what is right, the day-dawn is breaking,
Hailing a future of freedom and light.
Angels above us are silent notes taking
Of ev’ry action, do what is right!

Refrain:
Do what is right, let the consequence follow.
Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow;
God will protect you; then do what is right!

2. Do what is right, the shackles are falling,
Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright,
Lightened by hope soon they’ll cease to be galling,
Truth goeth onward, do what is right! [Refrain]

3. Do what is right, be faithful and fearless,
Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.
Eyes that are wet now ere long will be tearless,
Blessings await you, do what is right! [Refrain]

Source: Latter-Day Saints Congregational Hymns #60

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do what is right; the day-dawn is breaking
Title: Do What is Right
Author: Anonymous
Source: The Psalms of Life, Boston, 1857
Copyright: Public Domain

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Deseret Sunday School Songs #118

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Latter-Day Saints Congregational Hymns #60

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The Psalms of Life #505

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