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I Would Be True

Full Text

1 I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare,
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

2 I would be friend of all, the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift,
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift.

Amen.

Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #364

Author: H. A. Walter

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Text Information

First Line: I would be true, for there are those who trust me
Title: I Would Be True
Author: H. A. Walter (1906)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #608TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #364Text
Hymns of Faith #382TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #404
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #400
Sing Joyfully #432TextPage Scan
The Christian Life Hymnal #500
The Cyber Hymnal #3170TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #492TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #265
Timeless Truths #944TextAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #261
Include 202 pre-1979 instances
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