90. Arise and Be Doing

1 Beloved of Jesus, go forth and God speed thee!
Be swift in His name till the end of the days!
Let Christ, the great leader, omnipotent lead thee—
His kingdom thy boast, and His glory thy praise!

Arise and be doing! Above and around thee,
The ranks of the ransomed in panoply teem;
Be valiant in service, for Jesus hath crowned thee,
A servant of many, to save and redeem.

2 To action! delay not! thy mission, salvation;
The grace of thy going each gateway unbars;
Win souls for the day of the King’s coronation;
The ones who turn many shall shine as the stars. [Refrain]

3 O, haste thee, nor tarry! stay not for the morrow!
Jehovah, our God, thy defense and thy might;
Bear light into darkness, and joy unto sorrow;
Be firm and be fearless, for God and the right. [Refrain]

4 O, faint not, nor falter, tho’ burdens oppress thee;
Thy buckler and shield the immaculate word;
His power and the spirit of conquest possess thee,
Thy war cry and watchword—
The world for the Lord. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Beloved of Jesus, go forth and God speed thee
Title: Arise and Be Doing
Author: Llwellyn A. Morrison
Refrain First Line: Arise and be doing! Above and around thee
Publication Date: 1904
Topic: Service-Work

More media are available on the text authority page.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.