Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye soldiers of the cross; Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss!
Written during a time of revival in 1858, Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus echoes the Bible’s call for believers to stand up and serve the Lord mightily. This hymn calls us to stand up, “put on the gospel armor,” and serve Jesus courageously.
Read a story from Carl Price’s One Hundred and One Hymn Stories about the events which led to the writing of this hymn:
The hymn, “Stand up, stand up for Jesus,” was written during the great revival of 1858, that came to be known as “The Work of God in Philadelphia.” It was based upon the dying words of the Rev. Dudley A. Tyng, one of the most active ministers in the revival. It is said that, when he preached on March 30, 1858, at the noonday prayer meeting in Jayne s Hall, five thousand men listened to his sermon from the text, “Go now, ye that are men, and serve the Lord,” and that before the close of the meeting over a thousand expressed their purpose to become Christians.