Scripture Verse

Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty. Judges 5:23

Introduction

Words: Jen­nie W. How­ell, in His Wor­thy Praise, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 72.

Music: Car­rie B. Ad­ams, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Carrie B. Adams
(1859–1940)

Lyrics

Arise! To the help of the Lord, arise!
All ye who love Him, the simple and wise;
He bids you to labor, to list to His call:
To the help of the Lord
Come now, great and small!

Refrain

To the help of the Lord arise, arise!
Ye who believe in His holy, holy Word;
Ye who have tested His cleansing power;
Arise at His call this very hour.

Go forth! To the help of the Lord, go forth!
Souls are in travail and seek the new birth;
The harvest is ready, the fields are all white;
Go ye forth! go ye forth, ere cometh the night!

To the help of the Lord arise, arise!
Leaning for strength
On His own sure Word, sure Word;
Use every talent and every power;
Arise and go forth this very hour.

Arouse! for the sound of the trumpet’s blast
Soon will give warning, and day will be past;
With truth be ye girded;
Now take sword and shield;
To the work! to the work!
Oh, faint not, nor yield!

To the help of the Lord arise, arise!
Led by His hand
And His own sure Word, sure Word;
Burnish your armor, withhold no power;
Arise at His call this very hour.