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To Be a Pioneer

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Boldly

1. You don’t have to push a handcart,

Leave your fam’ly dear,

Or walk a thousand miles or more

To be a pioneer!

2. You do need to have great courage,

Faith to conquer fear,

And work with might for a cause that’s right

To be a pioneer!

Optional descant (verse 1)
We are marching, ever marching.
We are marching, ever marching,
Marching onward, ever onward.
We are pioneers; we’re marching 

Optional descant (verse 2)
We are marching, ever marching.
We are marching, ever marching,
Marching onward, ever onward.
We are pioneers!

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner, 1927–1999. © 1980 IRI

Music: Ruth Muir Gardner, 1927–1999; arr. by Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. © 1980 IRI

Deuteronomy 31:6

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