Arlington Street Church

October 16, 1967

 

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Once to Every Man and Nation

 

Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,

In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;

Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight,

And the choice goes by forever, 'twixt that darkness and that light.

 

Then to side with truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust,

Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 'tis prosperous to be just;

Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside,

Till the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.