Scripture Verse

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of Thy strength out of Zion: rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning. Psalm 110:1–3


Thomas H. Stockton (1808–1868)

Words: Tho­mas H. Stock­ton, Stand Up for Jesus! A Chris­tian Ball­ad (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: T. H. Stock­ton, 1858), page 38.

Music: Fes­tal Song Will­iam H. Wal­ter, in the Epis­co­pal Hym­nal with Tunes Old and New, by John I. Tuck­er, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wal­ter (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Thy day of pow­er has come!
This ho­ly dawn di­vine!
And Zi­on’s hills, re­newed in youth,
With dews of beau­ty shine.

Now may the pro­mised grace
Be ful­ly shed abroad
And all Thy will­ing peo­ple haste
To do the will of God!

The Fa­ther wills that Thou,
Exalted at His side,
Our on­ly pro­phet, priest, and king,
Forever shalt abide:

That all who love Thy name
One bro­ther­hood shall be,
Kept by the stand­ard of Thy Word
From all di­vi­sions free:

That all Thy foes shall bow
Submissive at Thy feet,
And Heav’n and earth, with one ac­cord,
Thy per­fect em­pire greet!

Let Jews and Gen­tiles cry
Amen! God’s will be done!
Jesus! who died up­on the cross,
We hail Thee on Thy Throne!