Dare to Do Right

Dare to do right, dare to be true

Author: George Lansing Taylor
Published in 102 hymnals

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1 Dare to do right, dare to be true!
You have a work that no other can do;
Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well,
Angels will hasten the story to tell;
Angels will hasten the story to tell.

Chorus:
Dare to do right,
Dare to be true,
Dare! dare! dare to be true!

2 Dare to do right, dare to be true!
Other men's failures can never save you;
Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith;
Stand like a hero and battle till death;
Angels will hasten the story to tell. [Chorus]

3 Dare to do right, dare to be true!
God who created you cares for you too;
Treasures the tears that his striving ones shed,
Counts and protects ev'ry hair of your head;
Angels will hasten the story to tell. [Chorus]

4 Dare to do right, dare to be true!
Keep the great Judgment day always in view;
Look at your work as you'll look at it then--
Scann'd by Jehovah, and angels, and men;
Angles will hasten the story to tell. [Chorus]

5 Dare to do right, dare to be true!
Jesus, your Saviour, will carry you through;
City, and mansion, and throne, all in sight,
Can you not dare to be true and do right?
Angels will hasten the story to tell. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #67

Author: George Lansing Taylor

Taylor, George Lansing, D.D., born at Skaneateles, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1835, graduated at Columbia College, 1861, D.D. from Syracuse, 1876. Entered the Methodist Episcopal Ministry in 1862. His hymn, "Dare to do right! dare to be true" (Christian Courage), appeared anonymously in W. B. Bradbury's Golden Censer, 1864; and Bradbury's Clarion, 1867, as by "Rev. Geo. Lansing Taylor." In the Sunday School Hymnary , 1905 [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dare to do right, dare to be true
Title: Dare to Do Right
Author: George Lansing Taylor
Meter: 8 10 10 10, and refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Dare, dare, dare to do right
Copyright: Public Domain

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