Now Sing We of the Brave of Old

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1 Now sing we of the brave of old
who would not sell themselves for gold,
yet left us riches manifold;

2 Of those who fought a goodly fight
for liberty, for truth and right,
their patient love their chiefest might; Alleluia!

3 Who, when no gleam did point the way,
pressed ever on, by night, by day,
and, spite of pain, did ever say

4 Who long the world’s old sorrows bore
and toiled and loved and suffered sore,
and, being dead, live evermore;

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #107

Author: A. M. P. Dawson

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First Line: Now sing we of the brave of old
Title: Now Sing We of the Brave of Old
Author: A. M. P. Dawson
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluia
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing the Living Tradition #107

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