Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.@Revelation 2:10

A. T. Gorham, in The Christian Lyre, edited by Joshua Leavitt (New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1830).

Niedersachsen A. T. Gorham (🔊 pdf nwc).

I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
Thy precepts to love and obey,
And earnestly seek in Thy vineyard,
To labor while yet there is day;
The blood of Thy precious atonement
Doth cleanse even sinners like me,
So I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
I’ll try to prove faithful to Thee.

I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
And shun the temptations of sin,
For vain are its gilded allurements,
When holy peace dwelleth within;
The power of Thy life giving Spirit,
My bulwark and fortress shall be,
And I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
I’ll try to prove faithful to Thee.

I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
Tho’ shadows my way overcast;
Life’s trials are but for a moment—
Thy heaven forever shall last;
There dwelling in glory supernal,
My home with the angels shall be;
So I’ll try to prove faithful, dear Savior,
I’ll try to prove faithful to Thee.