Scripture Verse

Stand…having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Ephesians 6:14


Words: Ri­chard Tor­rey, Jr., in Ves­try Chimes, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: James P. Ma­gee, 1864), num­ber 38.

Music: Lost Ri­ver Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Tor­rey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hull,

Asa Hull


Stand up for Je­sus, Chris­tian, stand!
Firm as a rock on ocean’s strand!
Beat back the waves of sin that roll,
Like rag­ing floods, around thy soul!


Stand up for Je­sus, nob­ly stand!
Firm as a rock, on ocean’s strand,
Stand up, His right­eous cause de­fend;
Stand up for Je­sus, your best friend.

Stand up for Je­sus, Chris­tian, stand!
Sound forth His name o’er sea and land!
Spread ye His glo­r­ious word abroad,
Till all the world shall own Him Lord!


Stand up for Je­sus, Chris­tian, stand!
Lift high the cross with stead­fast hand!
Till heath­en lands with won­der­ing eye,
Its ris­ing glo­ry shall des­cry.


Stand up for Jesus, Christian, stand!
Soon with the blest, immortal band,
We’ll dwell for aye, life’s jour­ney o’er,
In realms of light on Heav’n’s bright shore.