Firmly Stand!

Firmly stand for God, in the world's mad strife

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [Firmly stand for God, in the world’s mad strife]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Firmly stand for God, in the world's mad strife,
Tho' the bleak winds roar, and the waves beat high;
'Tis the Rock alone giveth strength and life,
When the hosts of sin are nigh.

Let us stand on the Rock,
Firmly stand on the Rock,
On the Rock of Christ alone;
If the strife we endure,
We shall stand secure,
'Mid the throng who surround the throne.

2 Firmly stand for Right, with a motive pure,
With a true heart bold, and a faith e'er strong;
'Tis the Rock alone giveth triumph sure,
O'er the world's array of wrong. [Chorus]

3 Firmly stand for Truth, it will serve you best;
Tho' it waiteth long, it is sure at last;
'Tis the Rock alone giveth peace and rest,
When the storms of life are past. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #509

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Firmly stand for God, in the world's mad strife
Title: Firmly Stand!
Author: C. R. Blackall
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us stand on the Rock
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Contendamos siempre por nuestra fe" by Enrique Turrall
Copyright: Public Domain



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