Lyrics: Dare to do right!
Dare to be true!
You have a work that no other can do;
Do it so braely, so kindly, so well,
Angels will hasten the story to tell.
Dare, dare, dare to do right;
Dare, dare, dare to be true,
Dare to be true,
dare to be true.
Dare to do right!
Dare to be true!
Other men's failures can never save you.
Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith;
Stand like a hero an battle till death.
(Repeat of chorus and verses together in counterpoint)
Lyrics, adapted, by George L. Taylor, b. 1835
About the Song:
One day I was just playing through some of the songs in the primary children's songbook. I stopped at the song, "Dare to do Right". I loved it's simple melody and beautiful lyrics.
As I played I could imagine the verses and chorus overlapping each other. I thought it would make a fun arrangement. When my choir needed a last minute song for the following week, I decided to give it a try.
This song is easy to learn, fun, and I think turned out well. I would enjoy hearing any comments you might have as you perform this song in your own choirs!
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Comments on 'Dare to do Right':
"Hi! I've added a new recording to listen to. Hopefully it helps! This is certainly not a difficult, but very fun song to sing!" ~ Lindy Kerby
"Is there any way to listen to this? I am a stake choir director and don't play the piano well and don't like to do music that I don't know how it sounds first. Is there any way to listen to it?" ~ Jeanine Eliason
" I was wondering if you might have a music video with this arrangement. I was trying to play it on the piano and I just Imagined the youth in our ward singing it! I wanted to show them a video or something to see if the might want to sing. (I am not a pianist by any means but it thought I could ask one of the YW to play it and it would be nice to have her listen to the music first) " ~ karina
"This arrangement is a lot of fun and quite lovely." ~ AR
"I just wanted to let you know that our ward choir performed this and I received quite a few positive comments about this piece from many choir members and the congregation. Thank you for posting this for us to use." ~ Mary Sue
"That was one of the funnest and most beautiful songs that I sang ever! I really loved that song when I sang it in choir!" ~ Michael Woodruff
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