Scripture Verse

Stand fast in the Lord. Philippians 4:1

Introduction

Words: Wal­ter J. Math­ams, 1913. Ma­thams wrote this hymn at the re­quest of the World Con­ven­tion of the Chris­tian En­dea­vor So­ci­e­ty, at Brad­ford, York­shire, Eng­land.

Music: St. Paul (Stor­er) Hen­ry J. Stor­er, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Stor­er (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Walter J. Mathams
(1853–1931)

Lyrics

Stand fast for Christ thy Savior!
Stand fast whate’er betide!
Keep thou the Faith, unstained, unshamed,
By keeping at His side;
Be faithful, ever faithful,
Where’er thy lot be cast,

Refrain

Stand fast for Christ thy Savior!
Stand faithful to the last!

Strong founded like a lighthouse,
That stands the storm and shock,
So be thy soul as if it shared
The granite of the rock.
Then far beyond the breakers
Let thy calm light be cast,

Refrain

Stout-hearted like a soldier,
Who never leaves the fight,
But meets the foeman face to face
And meets him with his might,
So bear thee in thy battles
Until the war be past,

Refrain

Stand fast for Christ thy Savior!
He once stood fast for thee,
And standeth still, and still shall stand
For all eternity;
Be faithful, O be faithful,
To love so true, so vast,

Refrain