I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes.@Romans 1:16

Jeremiah E. Rankin, in Hymns of Christian Endeavor, edited by Samuel W. Adriance (Boston, Massachusetts: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1888), number 6.

Take a Stand Charles H. Chandler, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jeremiah E. Rankin (1828-1904)

Take a stand for Jesus, let all people know
That you mean to serve Him everywhere you go.
High or low your station, rich or poor your lot,
Take a stand for Jesus, and forsake Him not.

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Take a stand for Jesus, let all people know
That you mean to serve Him everywhere you go.

Take a stand for Jesus, never blush for shame;
Never fail or falter, show yourself the same.
He will always own you, always give you grace;
Take a stand for Jesus, then, in every place.

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Take a stand for Jesus, His commands are sweet;
Never fear the battle, never sound retreat.
Here the Captain’s calling, where the standard flies;
Take a stand for Jesus, fight to win the prize.

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Take a stand for Jesus, loyal be and true;
Show a good confession, as He showed for you.
Take a stand for Jesus, think of crown and palm,
Think of heights of glory, and the victor’s psalm.

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