Scripture Verse

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:14

Introduction

Words: Fred­er­ick Whit­field, in The Psalms of Life‎, ed­it­ed by John S. Ad­ams (Bo­ston, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1857), num­ber 135.

Music: Ros­coe, Ed­ward L. White (1809–1851) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of White (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Alternate Tune:

portrait
Frederick Whitfield
(1829–1904)

Lyrics

Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true,
And dare to stand alone;
Strive for the right, whate’er ye do,
Though helpers there are none.

Nay, bend not to the swelling surge
Of public sneer and wrong.
’Twill bear thee on to ruin’s verge,
With current wild and strong.

Stand for the right! and with clean hands,
Exalt the truth on high;
Thou’lt find warm, sympathizing hearts,
Among the passers by.

Men who have seen, and thought, and felt
Yet could not boldly dare
The battle’s brunt, but by thy side
Will every danger share.

Stand for the right! proclaim it loud;
Thou’lt find an answering tone
In honest hearts, and thou’lt no more
Be doomed to stand alone.