“The Strength of a Pioneer,” Friend, Jan. 1997, 11The Strength of a PioneerWords by Janice Yeates WuckertMusic by Mary Ann H. Erdmann1. Some pioneers walked a thousand milesTo get to the place they called home,Crossing rivers and streams and mountains and plains,Blazing trails with dangers unknown.2. Some pioneers lived so long ago,and some live in modern day.But each pioneer can have strength to go onand faith that God will show the way.3. All pioneers put their faith to the test,Having courage to do what is right,Standing up for the truth, being valiant each day,And trying to walk in His light.[Chorus:] Oh, I can be like a pioneer,Leading others and braving my fears.With God as my guide, I will lengthen my strideWith the strength of a pioneer!Copyright © 1996 by Janice Yeates Wuckert and Mary Ann H. Erdmann. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.