Can you stand for God, though you stand alone

Can you stand for God, though you stand alone

Author: Horace L. Hastings
Tune: [Can you stand for God, tho' you stand alone]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Can you stand for God, tho' you stand alone,
With your heart at rest, and your soul secure;
With the rock beneath, and in front the throne,
Can you stand and still endure?

Can you stand, can you stand, can you stand for Christ alone?
If we stand in the strife 'till the end of life,
We shall stand at the heav'nly throne.

2 Can you stand for God when the heart grows faint,
And your sad soul looks through the blinding tears;
Can you bear life's sorrows without complaint,
Through the tedious, toilsome year? [Chorus]

3 Can you stand with faith, though the time be long,
Though the night be dark, and the day-star dim;
Can you stand for truth, and in Christ be strong,
'Till you stand complete in him? [Chorus]

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #80b

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Can you stand for God, though you stand alone
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain



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