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Sounding ChildhoodMain Menu30 Selections from the Top Ranking Hymns for ChildrenAlphabetical Index of Hymn TitlesScoresRecordingsTimelineCredits, 2015 Recording & WebsiteCredits, Permissions and CopyrightWorks CitedRehearsal VideosPart 2--Songs for School and PlayPart 3--Bands of Mercy SongsAlisa Clapp-ItnyreAlisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddcSOUNDING VICTORIAN Project 2016
Dare To Do Right
12017-06-23T23:09:45+00:00Donal Hegartyd91ac6951fc09687a65f62d6a62eb9d3c37c260318plain2020-08-02T21:24:17+00:00Alisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddc“Dare to do right” was a popular song found in numerous Bands of Hope songbooks. Bands of Hope were organization for children as part of the Temperance Movement to teach children the value of abstinence, then join in the “fight” to reform adults in society. This song, and “Wave the Flag,” engages children with almost a militaristic thrill. “Dare to do right” mutes the message of temperance, though, putting it in the context of Christian moral living and what might be asked at the Final Judgment, “Look at your life as you’ll look at it then,/ Scanned by your God before angels and men.” This song challenges the singer to “Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith, / Stand like a hero and battle till death” (v. 2). Powerful words for children to sing for their own self confidence in following a cause! The third verse evokes a Christian message, of a God who will help the child in these endeavors, in ultimately self-less Pastoral care: “God sees your faith and will carry you through; / Keeping His loving help every in sight, / Can you not dare to be true and do right?” (v. 3). This score is from the Programme to a famous concert at Exeter Hall on 26 April 1898, for adults as well as children. The tune is by the famous American hymn-composer of catchy tunes, William Bradbury. Perhaps because of this singable tune, it was the second-favorite song of the camp-kids.
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