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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Be Thou Faithful

Representative Text

1 This world's a field of battle,
But God is on our side,
We must not shrink from danger,
Who serve the Crucified.

Chorus:
Be faithful, Oh, be faithful,
Soon ends the battle strife;
Oh, be thou faithful unto death,
And win the crown of life.

2 The ranks of sin are breaking,
Our comrades hold the field;
Their cry is "No surrender,"
Fight on and never yield. [Chorus]

3 "Be faithful, gasp the dying,
Their last words whisper cheer;
Fill up the ranks for Jesus,
And leave not place for fear. [Chorus]



Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #51

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This world's a field of battle
Title: Be Thou Faithful
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Be faithful, O, be faithful
Copyright: Public Domain

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