Do What Is Right

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Lyrics

  1. 1. Do what is right; the day-dawn is breaking,
    Hailing a future of freedom and light.
    Angels above us are silent notes taking
    Of ev’ry action; then do what is right!
  2. Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
    Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
    And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
    God will protect you; then do what is right!
  3. 2. Do what is right; the shackles are falling.
    Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright;
    Lightened by hope, soon they’ll cease to be galling.
    Truth goeth onward; then do what is right!
  4. Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
    Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
    And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
    God will protect you; then do what is right!
  5. 3. Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.
    Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.
    Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.
    Blessings await you in doing what’s right!
  6. Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
    Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
    And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
    God will protect you; then do what is right!
  7. Text: Anon., The Psalms of Life, Boston, 1857
    Music: George Kaillmark, 1781–1835
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
237
Music
George Kaillmark, 1781–1835.
Text
Psalms of Life, The. Anon.
Scriptures
Deuteronomy 6:17–18, Helaman 10:4–5
Meter
10 10 11 10 11 10 11 10
Topic
Agency, Honesty, Obedience, Word of Wisdom
Tune
Oaken Bucket
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Hal yang Benar (Buku Nyanyian Pujian)
114
Dansk
Gør hvad er ret (Salmebog)
153
Deutsch
Tu, was ist recht! (Gesangbuch)
157
Español
Haz tú lo justo (Himnos)
154
Français
Fais ton devoir, voici la lumière (Cantiques)
153
Gagana Samoa
Fai Mea Tonu (Viiga)
148
Latviešu Valoda
Rīkojies pareizi! (Garīgo dziesmu grāmata)
148
Lea Fakatonga
Faitotonu Neongo ʻa e Luma
145
Lietuvių Kalba
Elkis teisiai (Giesmynas)
132
Magyar
Tégy mindig jót! (Himnuszoskönyv)
152
Norsk
Gjør hva er rett (Salmebok)
133
Português
Faze o Bem (Hinário)
147
Q'eqchi'
Us taabʼaanu
149
Reo Tahiti
’A ha’apa’o
143
Română
Fă ce e drept (Imnuri)
152
Suomi
Oikein sä tee (Laulukirja)
158
Svenska
Gör vad är rätt (Psalmboken)
160
Tagalog
Gawin ang Tama (Himnaryo)
144
Български
Правда върши (Сборник химни)
149
Русский
Делай, что верно (Книга гимнов)
146
Українська
Правду чини! (Збірник гімнів)
142
ภาษาไทย
ทำแต่ความดี (หนังสือเพลงสวด)
117
한국어
의의 일하세 (찬송가)
177
中文
依義而行 (聖詩選輯)
161
日本語
正しかれ (賛美歌集)
151
 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Performance

Watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir perform an arrangement of this hymn.