Club Women's Creed

State Club Song
(In the tune of Battle Cry of Freedom)

Keep us, O God from pettiness;

 

Let us be large in thought, word, and in deed.

Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away pretense, and meet each other face to face without prejudice.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.

Let us take time for all things; make us grow calm, serene, and gentle.

Teach us to put into action our better impulse, straightforward and unafraid.

Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences.

 

In the big things in life, we are one.

And, may we strive to touch and to know the great common Woman’s heart of us all.

And, O Lord, let us not forget to be kind.

I

In the Year 1903,

Earnest women did agree,

To link their clubs together

In a strong chain;

To give hope and courage firm,

and the strength to lift and climb,

Upward to the heights for which we struggled.

 

Chorus

Hold aloft the banner of gold and white

Standing for honor and love of the right;

Rich in service for the Master,

Pure in thought, in word and deed,

Mississippi women to the front will lead.

 

II

Many times the way seemed long,

But with purpose firm and strong,

We pressed forward trusting God

would help us;

Lift the fallen, help the weak,

Raise our voices ‘gainst our wrongs,

And caused men and women to be nobler.

 

III

Onward we are marching still,

Climbing up with heart and will,

Nor will we stop until we know we’ve conquered;

Then link with those we’ve helped make strong,

. . . we will stand a mighty throng,

And will hear the Master saying “well done.”

 

Mrs. U. J. Wade-Foster