Stand up! stand up for Jesus

Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
  Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
  It must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry
  His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished
  And Christ is Lord indeed.
  Stand up for Jesus
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
  It must not, it must not suffer loss.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
  The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict
  In this His glorious day.
Ye that are men, now serve Him
  Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger.
  And strength to strength oppose.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
  Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you;
  Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor,
  And, watching unto prayer,
Where duty calls, or danger,
  Be never wanting there.
Stand up! stand up for Jesus!
  The strife will not be long:
This day the noise of battle,
  The next the victor’s song;
To him that overcometh
  A crown of life shall be;
He, with the King of glory,
  Shall reign eternally.
Bola Bello

Akure, Ondo State, Akure, Nigeria

Ancient song of charge to warfare.

Ajunwa Stanley

Abuja, Nigeria

That arm of flesh will certainly fail, but on the Solid Rock, there is nothing to fear. Hallelujah!

Ifeanyi Uhuegbu


Awesome hymn. Clarion call for steadfastness in the Lord. I have been greatly blessed.

Dickson Alban

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

One of my favourite hymn. God is glorius. Amen.

Moses Mwangi

Nairobi, Kenya

Ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the Gospel armor,

Do not fight naked of reality or wisdom, be clothed in Truth, in Righteousness, In action of Gospel, In Faith, In Salvation, With the Word and The Holly Spirit.



Kristiansand, Norway

This song was beautifully recorded by Henry Burr in 1905. He was a Christian man God blessed with an real angel voice and I heard this song by Henry on Youtube and feeled me really blessed by God. This song mean so much to me. I really love this song and I really thanks God I can hear it with Henry Burr so often I will on Youtube.

John Meadows

Paraparaumu, Wellington, New Zealand

On my daily prayer walk with the dog I was lifting up my pastor and prayed 'The Armour' of God over him, when this old hymn came back to mind. I had no idea of the back story on it's creation. Scroll down to view it.

God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.


Benin, Especially State, Nigeria

Stand up for Jesus the king.

Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

It was in 1858 that a great city-wide revival swept through Philadelphia. It was called "The Work of God in Philadelphia". Of the participating ministers, none was more powerful than the 29-year-old Episcopalian, Dudley Tyng.

Tyng was known as a bold, fearless and uncompromising preacher with great influence on the other spiritual leaders around him. His father, the Rev. Stephen Tyng, was for many years pastor of the large Episcopalian Church of the Epiphany in Philadelphia. After serving a time as his father's assistant, young Dudley succeeded his father as the senior minister.

However, some of the more fashionable members soon became upset with their young pastor because of his strong, straightforward preaching. He resigned this pulpit and organized the Church of the Covenant with a group of his faithful followers.

In addition to his duties in this new and growing congregation, Dudley began holding noonday services at the downtown YMCA. Great crowds came to hear this dynamic young preacher.

At noon, March 30, 1858, over 5, 000 men gathered for a mass men's meeting to hear young Tyng preach from Exodus 10:11 "Ye that are men, go and serve the Lord."

Over 1, 000 of these men committed their lives to Christ. The sermon was described as "one of the most successful of the times." As a climax, the young preacher shouted out, "I must tell my Master's errand, and I would rather that this right arm were amputated at the trunk than that I should come short of my duty to you in delivering God's message."

The very next week, while visiting in the country and watching the operation of a corn threshing machine in a barn, young Tyng accidentally caught his loose sleeve between the cogs; the arm was lacerated severely with the main artery severed and the median nerve injured.

Four days later severe infection developed. As a result of shock and a great loss of blood, the Rev. Dudley Tyng died on April 19, 1858.

On his death bed when asked by a group of sorrowing friends and fellow ministers for a final statement, he whispered feebly, "Let us all stand up for Jesus."

The next Sunday Tyng's close friend, the Rev. George Duffield, pastor of the Temple Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, delivered a tribute to his departed colleague. He chose as his text Ephesians 6:14 "Stand, thereforefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness."

Pastor Duffield closed his sermon by reading a poem that he had just finished writing. He told his people that he had been inspired by the dying words of his esteemed friend. Rev. Duffield's Sunday school superintendent was so impressed by these verses that he had them printed for distribution throughout the entire congregation. The editor of a Baptist magazine received one of these pamphlets and promptly gave the text wider circulation.

And from that time to the present, the hymn "Stand Up for Jesus" has found its way into the hearts and hymnals of God's people around the world. - 52 Hymn Stories Dramatized by Kenneth W. Osbeck


The LORD is good.