Hold Fast To The Right

Kneel down by the side of your mother, my boy
You have only a moment I know
But stay till I give you this parting advice
It is all that I have to be stow

   Hold fast to the right, hold fast to the right
   Wherever your footsteps may roam
   Oh forsake not the way of a salvation my boy
   That you learn’d from your mother at home

You leave us to seek your employment, my boy
By the world you have yet to be tried
But in the temptations and trials you meet
May your heart to the Savior confide

I gave you to God in your cradle, my boy
And I’ve taught you the best that I knew
And as long as His mercies permit me to live
And I shall never cease praying for you

You will find in your satchel, a Bible, my boy
It’s the book of all others the best
It will help you to levee and prepare you to die
And will lead to the gates of the blest