Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ri­chard Tor­rey, Jr., in Ves­try Chimes, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: James P. Ma­gee, 1864), num­ber 38.

Music: Lost Ri­ver Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull
(1828–1907)

Lyrics

Stand up for Jesus, Christian, stand!
Firm as a rock on ocean’s strand!
Beat back the waves of sin that roll,
Like raging floods, around thy soul!

Refrain

Stand up for Jesus, nobly stand!
Firm as a rock, on ocean’s strand,
Stand up, His righteous cause defend;
Stand up for Jesus, your best friend.

Stand up for Jesus, Christian, stand!
Sound forth His name o’er sea and land!
Spread ye His glorious word abroad,
Till all the world shall own Him Lord!

Refrain

Stand up for Jesus, Christian, stand!
Lift high the cross with steadfast hand!
Till heathen lands with wondering eye,
Its rising glory shall descry.

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Stand up for Jesus, Christian, stand!
Soon with the blest, immortal band,
We’ll dwell for aye, life’s journey o’er,
In realms of light on Heav’n’s bright shore.

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