To Be a Pioneer
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    To Be a Pioneer

    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