Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus

This militaristic hymn was written in 1858 by American Presbyterian minister and abolition campaigner George Duffield Jnr (1818–1888), based on the dying words of his friend Dudley Atkins Tyng.

It was first published in a hymnal in The Church Psalmist in 1859, although it was included in various leaflets before that.

With meter 7.6.7.6 D, tunes it is set to include:
  • WEBB aka MORNING LIGHT by George J. Webb (1803-1887) - originally composed for a song in a secular musical, "Tis Dawn, the Lark is Singing", but paired with this hymn-text in 1958.
  • GEIBEL by Adam Geibel (1901).


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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 victory unto victory
His army he shall lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

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.

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 armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
When 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.

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