Scripture Verse

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of Thy strength out of Zion: rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning. Psalm 110:1–3

Introduction

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Thomas H. Stockton
(1808–1868)

Words: Tho­mas H. Stock­ton, Stand Up for Jesus! A Chris­tian Ball­ad (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: T. H. Stock­ton, 1858), page 38.

Music: Fes­tal Song Will­iam H. Wal­ter, in the Epis­co­pal Hym­nal with Tunes Old and New, by John I. Tuck­er, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wal­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Thy day of power has come!
This holy dawn divine!
And Zion’s hills, renewed in youth,
With dews of beauty shine.

Now may the promised grace
Be fully shed abroad
And all Thy willing people haste
To do the will of God!

The Father wills that Thou,
Exalted at His side,
Our only prophet, priest, and king,
Forever shalt abide:

That all who love Thy name
One brotherhood shall be,
Kept by the standard of Thy Word
From all divisions free:

That all Thy foes shall bow
Submissive at Thy feet,
And Heav’n and earth, with one accord,
Thy perfect empire greet!

Let Jews and Gentiles cry
Amen! God’s will be done!
Jesus! who died upon the cross,
We hail Thee on Thy Throne!