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He who seeks the truth and trembles

He who seeks the truth and trembles

Author: William D. Galagher
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1. He who seeks the truth, and trembles
At the dangers he must brave,
Merits not the name of Freeman;
He at best is but a slave.

2. Be thou like the noble ancients:
Scorn the threat that bids thee fear;
Speak! no matter what betide thee;
Let them strike, but let them hear.

3. Be thou like the first apostles,
Be thou like heroic Paul;
If a free thought seeks expression,
Speak it boldly! speak it all!

4. Fearlessly face thine accusers!
Scorn the prison, rack, or rod!
If thou hast a truth to utter,
Speak, and leave the rest to God.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #783

Author: William D. Galagher

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Text Information

First Line: He who seeks the truth and trembles
Author: William D. Galagher



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Christ in Song #d187

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Christ in Song #783

The Lyceum Guide #d22

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The Lyceum Guide #31

The Spiritual Harp #d71

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