Dare to be a Daniel (Standing by a purpose true)

Standing by a purpose true,
Heeding God’s command,
Honor them, the faithful few!
All hail to Daniel’s band!

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Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.

Many mighty men are lost
Daring not to stand,
Who for God had been a host
By joining Daniel’s band.

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Many giants, great and tall,
Stalking through the land,
Headlong to the earth would fall,
If met by Daniel’s band.

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Hold the Gospel banner high!
On to vict’ry grand!
Satan and his hosts defy,
And shout for Daniel’s band.

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Liedtext: Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876)
Melodie: 1873, Philip Paul Bliss
Titel der deutschen Fassung: “Fest und treu wie Daniel war”

Verweise:

Notenblatt, 4stimmig mit englischem Text (pdf, externer Link zu The CyberHymnal)

Notenblatt, 4stimmig mit deutschem Text (pdf, externer Link zu liederindex.de)

Audiofile der Melodie (externer Link zu liederindex.de)