Scripture Verse

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.

Music: St. Den­io Welsh tune. From Can­i­adau y Cys­segr, by John Ro­berts, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Ro­berts (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.