HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE
He who would valiant be âgainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy follow the Master.
Thereâs no discouragement shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.
Who so beset him round with dismal stories
Do but themselves confoundâhis strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,
He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.
Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end, shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away! Iâll fear not what men say,
Iâll labor night and day to be a pilgrim.