Will I have the courage
To turn and walk away
When someone else around me
Says bad things he shouldn’t say?
Will I have the courage
To reach out and be a friend
To someone who is hurt or sad
And has a heart to mend?
Will I have the courage
To stand tall and to be strong
When tempted by another
To do things I know are wrong?
Yes! I’ll have the courage
To do these things and more.
I won’t wait until I’m tempted;
I’ll decide before!
I’ll decide this very minute
To be courageous, brave, and true
And follow Christ’s example
In all I say and do.

Illustration by Taia Morley