Stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.@1 Corinthians 16:13

David L. Bledsoe, in Our Thankful Songs, edited by Anthony J. Showalter (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter, 1900) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Be strong in the faith, my brother,
Be strong in the faith of God;
He will keep you day by day
In the straight and narrow way,
Be strong in the faith of God.
Be strong in the faith,
Be strong in the faith of God.
He will keep you day by day
In the straight and narrow way,
Be strong in the faith of God.

Be strong in the faith, my brother,
Be strong in the power of God;
Tho’ the way be dark and steep,
He your soul will safely keep,
Be strong in the power of God.
Be strong in the power,
Be strong in the power of God.
Tho’ the way be dark and steep,
He your soul will safely keep,
Be strong in the power of God.

Be strong in the faith, my brother,
Be strong in the love of God;
On the cross the Savior died,
And the law is satisfied,
Be strong in the love of God.
Be strong in the love,
Be strong in the love of God.
On the cross the Savior died,
And the law is satisfied,
Be strong in the love of God.