Stand up! stand up for Jesus (Alternate Tune)

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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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

In 1858, churches throughout Philadelphia united in a citywide evangelistic effort. Every morning and evening, services were held in churches, convention halls, and theaters. Dudley Tyng, a 29 year old Episcopalian preacher, spoke to 5,000 men; 1,000 responded to the gospel invitation.

Four days later, however, Tyng was fatally injured in an accident. As he lay dying, his fellow ministers gathered around him. Tyng was still thinking about the men who had made decisions for Christ and in his last, whispered words said, "Tell them to stand up for Jesus."

Presbyterian minister George Duffield preached the next Sunday on the text "Stand therefore" (Eph 6:14) and in conclusion read a poem that he had just written entitled "Stand Up for Jesus." A church member sent the poem to a Baptist newspaper, where it was eventually published. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Shingirai

Harare, Zimbabwe

An empowering song. Drives all fear and anxiety out of my life. Makes me remember there is everlasting power on standby to be drawn from in any kind situation.