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Come, take a stand for Jesus

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1. Come, take a stand for Jesus,
Renouncing all thy sin;
Come, take a stand for Jesus,
The Christian life begin.
The world is now thy treasure,
But cannot give thee rest;
Come, find serenest pleasure
On thy Redeemer's breast.

Chorus:
Come, take a stand for Jesus,
Renouncing all thy sin;
Come, take a stand for Jesus,
The Christian life begin.

2. Now take a stand for Jesus,
While God so loudly calls;
Now, take a stand for Jesus,
Before His anger falls.
Tonight this life of sorrow
May take its earthly end,
And ere another morrow,
With the eternal blend. [Chorus]

3. Oh! take a stand for Jesus,
Thou weary tempest toss'd;
Oh! take a stand for Jesus,
Before thy soul is lost.
God gives thee faithful warning,
To flee the wrath to come;
Delay not thy returning;
Haste! while He calls, "Come home." [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #92

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, take a stand for Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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