1 Jehovah is thy God! O Israel, arise!
Take up the battle cry—forgiveness through the blood;
Let truth thy buckler be, and righteousness thy constant shield;
Lift high the cross of Christ, where mercy is revealed.
Arise! arise! O Israel, arise!
Jehovah still thy strength supplies,
Revere His great and holy name,
The wonders of His love proclaim,
The glory of His endless fame:
O Israel, arise!
Jehovah still thy strength supplies!
His love proclaim,
Exalt His name,
2 The Son of God commands! O Israel, arise!
His chariot wheels are heard in earth’s remotest lands;
The victory of faith to loyal hearts this day appears;
Arise, and in His might shake off thy guilty fears. [Refrain]
3 The night approaches, too; O Israel, arise!
The fruits of grace belong to soldiers brave and true;
To reign with Christ for aye, arrayed in robes of stainless white,
The crown of life the prize, for Children of the light. [Refrain]
Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles.
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