Dare to Be a Daniel

Standing by a purpose true

Author: P. P. Bliss (1873)
Tune: [Standing by a purpose true]
Published in 117 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Standing by a purpose true,
heeding God's command,
honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel's band!

Refrain:
Dare to be a Daniel!
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known!

2 Many mighty men are lost,
daring not to stand,
who for God had been a host
by joining Daniel's band. [Refrain]

3 Many giants, great and tall,
stalking through the land,
headlong to the earth would fall,
if met by Daniel's band. [Refrain]

4 Hold the gospel banner high;
on to vict'ry grand;
Satan and his host defy,
and shout for Daniel's band. [Refrain]


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #579

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Standing by a purpose true
Title: Dare to Be a Daniel
Author: P. P. Bliss (1873)
Meter: 7.5.7.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dare to be a Daniel!
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1157
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Timeless Truths #3
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Instances

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Rejoice Hymns #668

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Small Church Music #2728

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #309

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The Cyber Hymnal #1157

The New National Baptist Hymnal #417

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #847

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Timeless Truths #3

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #579

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