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 & 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.