Scripture Verse

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20

Introduction

Words: Jua­ni­ta San­chez, in Truth and Hope, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 100.

Music: B. A. Lam­berth, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know Lam­berth’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or San­chez (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Let us stand for right with a loyal heart,
Whatsoe’er befall, doing well our part;
If you heedless grow, ’mid the battle’s din,
You’ll o’ertaken be by the hosts of sin.

Refrain

Let us stand for right and the wrong defy,
We shall victory gain in the by and by;
Let us stand for right till the call shall come,
And we go to dwell with our Lord at home.

Let us stand for right in the Savior’s name,
With a strength that we thro’ His grace shall claim;
Tho’ the tempter pleads, we will never yield,
For our Lord is near, from the foe to shield.

Refrain

Let us stand for right till we banish wrong,
If we faithful prove, it will not be long;
Then the song of peace we shall gladly sing,
And the victory cry far and wide shall ring.

Refrain