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