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To MIDI File Courage Brother  

(8 7. 8 7. D.)

Published in “Good Words”, Strahan, 1872.

1 Courage, brother! do not stumble,   2 Perish policy and cunning,
    Though thy path be dark as night;       Perish all that fears the light!
  There’s a star to guide the humble: —     Whether losing, whether winning,
    “Trust in God, and do the right.”       Trust in God, and do the right.
  Though the road be rough and dreary,     Trust no party, sect, or faction;
    And its end far out of sight;       Trust no leaders in the fight;
  Foot it bravely; strong or weary,     But in every word and action
    Trust in God, trust in God,
Trust in God, and do the right.
      Trust in God, trust in God,
Trust in God, and do the right.
             
3 Trust no lovely forms of passion,   4 Simple rule, and safest guiding,
    Fiends may look like angels bright;       Inward peace, and inward might,
  Trust no custom, school, or fashion:     Star upon our path abiding,
    Trust in God, and do the right.       Trust in God, and do the right.
  Some will hate thee, some will love thee,     Courage, brother! do not stumble,
    Some will flatter, some will slight;       Though thy path be dark as night;
  Cease from man, and look above thee:     There’s a star to guide the humble: —
    Trust in God, trust in God,
Trust in God, and do the right.
      “Trust in God, trust in God,
Trust in God, and do the right.” Amen.

Norman Macleod, 1812 - 72.

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