Rise Up, O Men of God

Too often men are absent from our churches.

Of those who do faithfully attend, a significant percentage do not invest the same time and energy into their walk with the Lord as they do other less worthy pursuits.

The fact that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever should give us all strength and confidence to be bold in the name of Christ. These hymn lyrics are a great reminder of how all believers, not just men, ought to be “done with lesser things” in order to more fully pursue the service of Jesus, our King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God by William P. Merrill

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
to serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
and end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The church for you doth wait,
her strength unequal to her task;
rise up, and make her great!

Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where his feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
rise up, O men of God!

Let us all take these words as a challenge to rise up, lift high the cross of Christ, and live out our faith in boldness and strength.

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