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