Stand for the Right (T. Phillips Thompson)

“Stand for the Right” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Stand for the Right” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: T. Phillips Thompson.
Tune: “Light in the Darkness, Sailor, Day Is at Hand!”


Hope for the future, toiler; help is at hand;
Hear ye the battle-cry that rings through the land!
Dark was your pathway, toiler, through the weary night;
Put your trust in union and stand for the right!

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;
Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!
Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;
Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

See how the vile oppressor thrives by your pain;
Singly your liberties you strive for in vain;
Would ye regain your birthright? firmly unite;
Battle with monopoly and stand for the right!

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;
Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!
Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;
Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

Think of your brothers, toiler, downcast and poor;
Help them to war against the ills they endure;
Joined in a common cause there’s none can scorn your might;
Rally at the ballot-box and stand for the right!

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;
Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!
Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;
Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!

Wrongs done to humblest worker, robbed and oppressed,
Surely will soon or late recoil on the rest;
Union’s your only safeguard; join to spread the light;
Band in one brotherhood and stand for the right!

Stand for the right, toiler, stand for the right;
Out of the gloomy midnight into the light!
Each for the other striving, giant wrongs to fight;
Throw away your selfish aims and stand for the right!


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