Scripture Verse

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes. Romans 1:16

Introduction

Words: Je­re­mi­ah E. Ran­kin, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 6.

Music: Take a Stand Charles H. Chand­ler, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chand­ler (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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Jeremiah E. Rankin
1828–1904

Lyrics

Take a stand for Je­sus, let all peo­ple know
That you mean to serve Him ev­ery­where you go.
High or low your sta­tion, rich or poor your lot,
Take a stand for Je­sus, and for­sake Him not.

Refrain

Take a stand for Je­sus, let all peo­ple know
That you mean to serve Him ev­ery­where you go.

Take a stand for Je­sus, ne­ver blush for shame;
Never fail or fal­ter, show your­self the same.
He will al­ways own you, al­ways give you grace;
Take a stand for Je­sus, then, in ev­ery place.

Refrain

Take a stand for Je­sus, His com­mands are sweet;
Never fear the bat­tle, ne­ver sound retreat.
Here the Cap­tain’s call­ing, where the stan­dard flies;
Take a stand for Je­sus, fight to win the prize.

Refrain

Take a stand for Je­sus, loy­al be and true;
Show a good con­fess­ion, as He showed for you.
Take a stand for Je­sus, think of crown and palm,
Think of heights of glo­ry, and the vic­tor’s psalm.

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