Scripture Verse

On your feet! He’s calling you. Mark 10:49


Words: Men­no B. Diehl, in Ra­di­ant Songs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891), page 103.

Music: San Ma­ri­no John J. Hood, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Diehl or Hood (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Do you feel your load of sin?
Then arise!
Let the work of grace be­gin,
Come arise;
Jesus waits to make you free,
He will give you grace to be
His for all eter­ni­ty;
Oh, arise!

Do not fear the scorn of those—
Bravely rise!
Who are ea­ger to op­pose,
Come arise;
Think of Him who came to die,
There is help for all who try,
Now on Him alone re­ly,
Oh, arise!

Do you long for sweet­est rest?
Then, arise—
It is found on Je­sus’ breast,
Oh! arise;
Have you wan­dered far away?
Will you seek the Lord to­day?
Will you now His voice ob­ey?
Will you rise?

Who will choose the Lord to­day?
Who will rise?
There is dan­ger in de­lay,
Oh, arise!
Is it hard to speak, or stand?
Only lift a trem­bling hand—
Heed your think­ing soul’s de­mand—
Raise your hand.