The Many Are Not Always Right

The many are not always right

Author: J. Brigg (1876)
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The many are not always right,
The few not always wrong;
Weak oft are those who boast their might,
But truth is always strong.

2 O, let me have a holy name,
E’en though alone I be!
Vain is the charm of earthly fame,
And sin’s short victory.

3 I’d rather with Elijah stand,
Alone on Carmel’s crest,
Than own allegiance to the band
Whose shame was there confessed.

4 I’d rather have a Daniel’s crown
Of fearless fortitude,
Than basely lay my manhood down
With craven multitude.

5 I’d rather be the one true heart,
Strong in a purpose high,
Than cowardly from Christ depart,
With recreant hosts to die.

6 Whate’er befall, to me a place
Be with the victors giv’n,
Where faithful ones behold His face,
Amidst the bliss of Heav’n!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8475

Author: J. Brigg

Brigg, Julius, born at Leeds, 1840, is the youngest son of John Newsom Brigg, woollen merchant, of that town, and an earnest worker in Sunday Schools, in connection with which he wrote numerous hymns and poems. Mr. Julius Brigg entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1864, since which time he has been engaged in full circuit work. His contributions to hymnody include the following hymns:— 1. Father, from Thy throne in glory. Sunday School Teachers. Written in October, 1861, to be sung at the Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan S. S. Teachers of Leeds. It was published in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, The Golden Harp Sunday School Hymn Book, and others. 2. Lord of angels, pure and holy. Divine Worship. A hymn for children w… Go to person page >

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First Line: The many are not always right
Title: The Many Are Not Always Right
Author: J. Brigg (1876)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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