To Be a Pioneer


35395, Children's Songbook, Heritage, To Be a Pioneer, 218-19

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

2. 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!

Optional descant
We are marching, ever marching.
We are marching, ever marching,
Marching onward, ever onward.
We are pioneers;
[1st time only]: we're marching.

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

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