School Hymn

He Who Would Valiant Be

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 labor night and day to be a pilgrim.

One Response to School Hymn

  1. Sara Proietti says:

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!! I was at Commonweal from 1980 to 1983, then moved back to Italy, but Commonweal is the best part of my childhood memories, and it’s the place where I discovered my great love for music and wanted to become a music teacher like Mrs Corteen and have a children’s choir of my own (as I do)!!

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