Be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life. Revelation 2:10
Words: From The Christian Melodist, by Joseph Banvard (New York & Boston, Massachusetts: L. Colby & John Putnam, 1849), number 294.
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Be firm and be faithful; desert not the right;
The brave become bolder the darker the night.
Then up and be doing, though cowards may fail;
Thy duty pursuing, dare all and prevail.
If scorn be thy portion, if hatred and loss,
If stripes or a prison, remember the cross.
God watches above thee, and He will requite;
Forsake those that love thee, but never the right.