by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Stand up for the truth
Language: English 
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.

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-25
Line count: 29
Word count: 193