We Must Be True

Though all men forsake Him, yet we must not fear

Author: William Cushing
Tune: [Though all men forsake Him, yet we must not fear]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 Tho’ all men forsake Him, yet we must not fear
To stand where He bids us, tho’ danger be near;
‘Tis nothing to us what ten thousands may do;
Tho’ all should prove faithless, yet we must be true.

We must be true, we must be true;
Tho’ all forsake Him, yet we must be true.

2 Tho’ all prove unworthy, our duty is still
To stand by our banner thro’ good and thro’ ill;
Tho’ storms beat like hail on the lone Christian’s head,
His feet must go bravely where martyrs have led. [Refrain]

3 O bright is the banner that gleams with the cross,
The sign of our vict’ry, our triumph thro’ loss;
Tho’ Satan would tempt us our Lord to deny,
We’ll shout as we follow that cross in the sky. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #29

Author: William Cushing

Rv William Orcutt Cushing USA 1823-1903. Born at Hingham, MA, he read the Bible as a teenager and became a follower of the Orthodox Christian school of thought. At age 18 he decided to become a minister, following in his parents theology. His first pastorate was at the Christian Church, Searsburg, NY. He married Hena Proper in 1854. She was a great help to him throughout his ministry. He ministered at several NY locations over the years, including Searsburg, Auburn, Brookley, Buffalo, and Sparta. Hena died in 1870, and he returned to Searsburg, again serving as pastor there. Working diligently with the Sunday school, he was dearly beloved by young and old. Soon after, he developed a creeping paralysis that caused him to lose his… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though all men forsake Him, yet we must not fear
Title: We Must Be True
Author: William Cushing
Refrain First Line: We must be true, we must be true
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #29

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