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Music by George James Webb (1803-1887)
Words by
(a) George Duffield Jr (1858)
(b) Jean Holloway (b. 1939)


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 shall He 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 armor,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.

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.

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;
They with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Stand up before his cross
An Instrument of torture
Inflicting pain and loss
Transformed by his obedience
To God's redeeming plan
The cross was overpowered by Chirst, both God and man.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Be counted as his own
His gospel of forgiveness
He cannot spread alone
The love which draws us to him
He calls us out to share
He calls us to the margins to be his presence there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
In faith and hope be strong
Stand firm for right and justice
Opposed to sin and wrong
Give comfort to the wounded
And care for those in pain
For Christ, in those who suffer, is crucified again.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Who reigns as King of kings
Be ready for the challenge
Of faith his kingship brings
He will not force obedience
He gives to each the choice
To turn from all that's holy or in his love rejoice.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Give courage to the weak
Be unashamed to praise him
Be bold his name to speak
Confront the cross unflinching
Christ's love has set us free;
He conquered death for ever and lives eternally.