Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Lewis T. Hartsough
(1828–1919)

Words: Lew­is T. Hart­sough, in The Re­vi­val­ist, ed­it­ed by Jo­seph Hill­man (New York: Jo­seph Hill­man, 1868), num­ber 85.

Music: Mi­ja­to­vić Lew­is T. Hart­sough, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

O who’ll stand up for Jesus,
The lowly Nazarene?
And raise the blood stained banner
Amid the hosts of sin?

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The cross for Christ I’ll cherish,
Its crucifixion bear;
All hail! reproach or sorrow,
If Jesus leads me there.

O, who will follow Jesus,
Amid reproach and shame?
Where others shrink or falter,
Who’ll glory in His name?

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Though fierce may rage the battle,
And wild the storm may blow,
Though friends may go forever,
Who will with Jesus go?

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Though foes shall madly gather,
And devils rage and roar,
Who’ll choose the fiery furnace,
With Jesus evermore?

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My all to Christ I’ve given,
My talents, time, and voice,
Myself, my reputation,
The lone way is my choice.

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O Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
My all sufficient friend!
Come, fold me to Thy bosom,
E’en to the journey’s end.

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