True to the Faith

Shall the youth of Zion falter

Author: Evan Stephens
Tune: ANN (Stephens)
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. Shall the youth of Zion falter
In defending truth and right?
While the enemy assaileth,
Shall we shrink or shun the fight? No!

[Chorus:]
True to the faith that our parents have cherished,
True to the truth for which martyrs have perished,
To God’s command,
Soul, heart, and hand,
Faithful and true we will ever stand.

2. While we know the pow’rs of darkness
Seek to thwart the work of God,
Shall the children of the promise
Cease to grasp the iron rod? No! [Chorus]

3. We will work out our salvation;
We will cleave unto the truth;
We will watch and pray and labor
With the fervent zeal of youth. Yes! [Chorus]

4. We will strive to be found worthy
Of the kingdom of our Lord,
With the faithful ones redeemed
Who have loved and kept his word. Yes! [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #254

Author: Evan Stephens

Evan Stephens (1854-1930) was a Welsh composer, conductor, and teacher. Born in Pencader, Carmarthenshire, Wales, he emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1866. He directed the vocal music program at the University of Utah from 1885 to 1900, and directed the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1890 to 1916. Stephens is remembered for his many contributions to the cultural growth of the state of Utah, his leadership of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and for the numerous hymns and songs he composed. - from the Library of Congress authority file Go to person page >

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First Line: Shall the youth of Zion falter
Title: True to the Faith
Author: Evan Stephens
Refrain First Line: True to the faith
Copyright: Public Domain

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