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Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus

Melody ‑ "Webb", George J. Webb, 1837

                                       George Duffield, 1858

                      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 ev'ry foe is vanquished,

                      And Christ is Lord indeed.

                      2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus!

                      The solemn watchword hear;

                      If, while ye sleep, He suffers,

                      Away with shame and fear!

                      Where'er ye meet with evil,

                      Within you or without,

                      Charge for the God of Battles

                      And put the foe to rout.

                      3. Stand up, stand up for Jesus,

                      The trumpet call obey;

                      Forth to the mighty conflict,

                      In this His glorious day:

                      Ye who are men, now serve Him

                      Against unnumbered foes;

                      Let courage rise with danger,

                      And strength to strength oppose.

                                                  4. 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 out the Gospel armor,

                                                  Each piece put on with prayer;

                                                  Where duty calls, or danger,

                                                  Be never wanting there.

                                                  5. Stand up, stand up for Jesus!

                                                  Each soldier to his post;

                                                  Close up the broken column

                                                  And shout through all the host.

                                                  Make good the loss so heavy

                                                  In those that still remain

                                                   And prove to all around you

                                                  That death itself is gain.

                                                  6. 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 who overcometh

                                                  A crown of life shall be;

                                                  He, with the King of glory,

                                                  Shall reign eternally.

                 This hymn achieved great popularity with the Union Army of the James in 1864.

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