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Do What Is Right
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Do What Is Right

Resolutely

1. Do what is right; the day-dawn is breaking,

Hailing a future of freedom and light.

Angels above us are silent notes taking

Of ev’ry action; then do what is right!

[Chorus]

Do what is right; let the consequence follow.

Battle for freedom in spirit and might;

And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.

God will protect you; then do what is right!

2. Do what is right; the shackles are falling.

Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright;

Lightened by hope, soon they’ll cease to be galling.

Truth goeth onward; then do what is right!

[Chorus]

Do what is right; let the consequence follow.

Battle for freedom in spirit and might;

And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.

God will protect you; then do what is right!

3. Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.

Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.

Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.

Blessings await you in doing what’s right!

[Chorus]

Do what is right; let the consequence follow.

Battle for freedom in spirit and might;

And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.

God will protect you; then do what is right!

Text: Anon., The Psalms of Life, Boston, 1857

Music: George Kiallmark, 1781–1835

Deuteronomy 6:17–18

Helaman 10:4–5