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Be up, my soul, and doing

Be up, my soul, and doing

Author: John Henry Sammis
Tune: [Be up, my soul, and doing]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be up, my soul, and doing,
Be strong in the Spirit’s might,
A faithful workman showing
Thyself in the Master’s sight.

Study to show thyself approved unto God
A workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
Rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 The shield of truth is o’er Him,
His mail is resistless light,
He’s not ashamed before Him,
Who handles the Word aright. [Refrain]

3 If thou, in the day of glory,
Would stand in His sight approved,
Hold fast the old, old story,
And ne’er from the Rock be moved. [Refrain]

4 The Word of truth dividing,
With prayer unto God its source,
Heed not the world’s deriding,
Hold straight in the Word thy course. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #31

Author: John Henry Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be up, my soul, and doing
Author: John Henry Sammis
Refrain First Line: Study to show thyself approved unto God



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #188

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The Voice of Thanksgiving #31

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #31

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 3 #31

The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 4 #d21

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