I Face the World

Music from the New Era

1. A young man, I face the world to learn and give and grow
to grow.
I may stand proud of what I am, the gospel makes me so.
Proud of trust, of honesty in all the things I do.
When faced with questions all around, the gospel path is true.


2. When I stand before my friends, I will not let them down,
let them down.
I’ll stand by every word I say and live as I believe.
Proud of who I know I am in thought and word and deed,
I’ll let them know in all I do “you can depend on me.”


3. There may be times when I am down, times I’m wrong or slow,
but these are for experience, I’ll learn from them and grow.
A young man, I face the world to give the best I can.
I will grasp the iron rod, and will be a man!

Text: Joan Oviatt

Music: Joan Oviatt

Artist: Oviatt/Carter

Album: Music Published in the Church Magazines: New Era

Composition Date: 1981-05-01

More Info: New Era


Gospel principles, commitment, dependability, growth