“Stand Up for Jesus” was the dying message of Dudley A. Tyng .. the Sabbath before his death he preached before 5 thousand men at the YMCA. I t is believed that at least one thousand were “slain the in the Lord”. The next Wednesday, he went to his barn where a mule was at work on a horse-power, shelling corn. His sleeve caught in the cogs of the wheel and his arm was torn out of his shoulder. He died within a few hours. The author of the hymn preached from Eph 6:14 and the verses were the concluding exhortation. Eventually it was printed in a Baptist newspaper and eventually all over the world.
Stand Up for Jesus – G. Duffield Jr.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must no suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.
Stand Up, stand up for Jesus, the solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep He suffers, away with shame and fear;
Where’er ye meet with evil, within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles, and put the foe to rout.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day.
Ye that are brave now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, each soldier to his post,
Close up the broken column, and shout through all the host;
Make good the loss so heavy, in these that still remain,
And prove to all around you that death itself is gain.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not belong;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil a crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory shall reign eternally.