Sunday, January 2, 2011

Be Strong

Here's the gospel song of exhortation entitled "Be Strong". My wife Laura found it, and I thought it would be a good one to post for the new year.

The author is Maltbie D. Babcock, who also wrote "This is My Father's World." The melody is called Harold (composed by Carl F. Price), and you can hear it at this link.

Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do and loads to lift;
Shun not the struggle, face it, ’tis God’s gift.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!
Be strong!
Say not the days are evil—who’s to blame?
And fold the hands and acquiesce—O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God’s Name.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!
Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day, how long;
Faint not, fight on! Tomorrow comes the song.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!

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