To Be a Pioneer


To Be a Pioneer

35395, Children’s Songbook, To Be a Pioneer, 218

You don’t have to push a handcart,
Leave your fam’ly dear,
Or walk a thousand miles or more
To be a pioneer!

You do need to have great courage,
Faith to conquer fear,
And work with might for a cause that’s right
To be a pioneer!

Words: Ruth Muir Gardner, 1927–1999. © 1980 IRI

Music: Ruth Muir Gardner, 1927–1999; arr. by Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. © 1980 IRI

Deuteronomy 31:6