Stand up for the truth all your lifetime, And never be tempted away; Stand firm in your duty though others May seek you to lead you astray; Stand firm though companions around you, Are yielding to error and sin; Stand firm, and when this life is over; A heavenly crown you will win. Chorus: Stand up for the truth all your lifetime, And never be tempted to sin; Stand up for the truth all your lifetime, A heavenly crown you will win. Stand up for the truth without falter, Though pathways of sin may look bright; Yet sooner or later they'll plunge you In misery "darkness and might.” Stand firm! tho' the tempter revile you, Stand firm like the oak in the wood; No matter what ills may beguile you, Stand up for the true and the good. Stand up for the truth! be in earnest; Whatever you say or you do; For this is the noblest of lessons, The Bible is teaching to you. Stand firm, all your days, for hereafter, Oh! sweet are the joys you will share: Stand firm! and your Heavenly Father Will keep you forever in his care.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author ( J. C. )  [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Stand up for the truth", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2015-12-25
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Word count: 193