He who would valiant be (Monks Gate)

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Hymns – He who would valiant be – Lyrics

Words as adapted by Percy Dearmer Original Text by John Bunyan from Pilgrim’s Progress
He who would valiant be
’gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy
follow the Master.
There’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.Who so beset him round
with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound –
his strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might;
though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend
us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end,
shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away!
I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labour night and day to be a pilgrim.

Who would true valour see,
let him come hither;
One here will constant be,
come wind, come weather
There’s no discouragement
shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.Whoso beset him round
with dismal stories
Do but themselves confound;
his strength the more is.
No lion can him fright,
he’ll with a giant fight,
He will have a right to be a pilgrim.

Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
can daunt his spirit,
He knows he at the end
shall life inherit.
Then fancies fly away,
he’ll fear not what men say,
He’ll labour night and day to be a pilgrim.

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Details

  • Tune: Monks Gate
  • Meter: 65 65 65 65
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936) after John Bunyan (1628 – 1688)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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