Scripture Verse

Stand…having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:14


George Duffield

Words: George Duf­field, Jr., 1858.

Music: Webb George J. Webb, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Dudley Atkins Tyng

Origin of the Hymn

In the Great Work of God of 1858, in Phi­la­del­phia [Penn­syl­van­ia], the Rev. Dud­ley Tyng was the re­cog­nized lead­er. While stand­ing by a piece of farm ma­chin­e­ry on his place, the sleeve of his coat be­came en­tang­led in the gear­ing. His arm was drawn in­to the ma­chin­ery and torn off, and he died soon af­ter. In the prime of his life he was ta­ken away from the di­rec­tion of that great re­viv­al move­ment.

But his dy­ing mes­sage to his as­so­ci­ates in the work, Stand up for Je­sus, sup­plied the theme for this hymn. It was wri­tten by the Rev. George Duf­field, and was read at the close of a ser­mon he de­liv­ered on the Sun­day fol­low­ing the death of his friend.

Sankey, p. 247


Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep He suffers,
Away with shame and fear;
Where’er ye meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict,
In this His glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve Him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Each soldier to his post,
Close up the broken column,
And shout through all the host:
Make good the loss so heavy,
In those that still remain,
And prove to all around you
That death itself is gain.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him who overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.