Stand for the Right

Representative Text

1 Oh! soldiers of Christ, unto thee is the call,
The word of command sounds aloud unto all,
"Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might"
Be watchful and ready and stand for the right.

Chorus:
Stand for the Right!
Stand for the Right!
Trust in the Lord and be strong in His might;
Fierce is the foe,
Sharp is the fight;
Be watchful and ready and stand for the right.

2 The armor of God shall thy weakness defend,
"Be strong in the faith," and hope on to the end;
No legions of sin shall thy spirit affright,
Be watchful and ready and stand for the right. [Chorus]

3 Oh! stand for the right in the face of the foe,
Believe in thy God, and His might He will show;
He leads in the dark, He will keep thee by night,
Be watchful and ready and stand for the right. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #181

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: O soldiers of Christ, unto thee is the call
Title: Stand for the Right
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Stand for the right

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Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #181

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d262

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