Poetry of Kansas

Stand For Right
Against The Wrong

Courage brother, do not waver,
    Stand for right though with a few,
Wrong is wrong though guilded over,
    To yourself and God be true.
You are not alone in battle.,
    Though a curtain hides the throng,
Gideon's hosts are on the hill top,
    They will help to conquer wrong.
Wrong may triumph for a moment,
    But as sure as God is right,
Truth at last prevaileth ever
    Over falsehood and its blight.
As the angels guard us ever
    In His own good time some day,
If we're right we'll win the battle,
    As we labor, wait and pray.
Then be brave and do not falter
We are with you though unknown,
For as God our hairs has numbered
    He will thus protect His own.
There are brighter days to greet you
    Higher planes you yet may find,
If for truth you stand undaunted,
    Leaving wrong and greed behind.
Onward, press, the wrong will vanish
    And the sun will shine again,
Making glad the heart discouraged
    By the plotter and his gang,
They cannot deceive the masses
    Of the people brave and true.
Then take hope and courage, brother,
    They will surely stand by you.

__Nettie Squire Sutton.

A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
Page 50

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