Pioneers Courageous

Words by Michaelene P. Grassli

Music by Janice Kapp Perry

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1. When I think of pioneers

who lived so long ago,

I wonder how they traveled

through the heat and mud and snow.

I know their legs grew weary

with hardships on the way,

But love for Heav’nly Father

made them stronger day by day.

They had faith in ev’ry footstep,

hope in ev’ry word.

They were pioneers courageous,

who loved and served the Lord.

2. When I’m sad or feel afraid,

or when temptations come,

I’ll think of what the pioneers

with courage would have done.

I’ll keep the Lord’s commandments

and pray for guidance too.

I know that He will help me.

I’ll be cheerful, brave, and true.

I’ll have faith in ev’ry footstep,

hope in ev’ry word.

Like the pioneers courageous,

I’ll love and serve the Lord.

Copyright © 1997 by Michaelene P. Grassli and Janice Kapp Perry. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home or church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

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