The Straight Line Club

O we're the sturdy Straight line club

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [O we're the sturdy Straight-line Club]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O we’re the sturdy Straight-line Club,
A Christian band, you see;
For honest work and honest play
United we will be.

Toe the mark, toe the mark,
That’s what you will have to do;
If you would join the Straight-line Club,
You must be true.

2 Deceit we never can abide,
And mean things have no chance,
So toss your ugly tho’ts away,—
We tell you in advance. [Chorus]

3 O we’re the sturdy Straight-line Club,
Come join us while you can;
A boy that lives a straight-line life,
Will make a straight-line man. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #186

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O we're the sturdy Straight line club
Title: The Straight Line Club
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Toe the mark
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #186

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