O Stand Up Like a Hero

O stand up like a hero

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [O stand up like a hero]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O stand up like a hero
And fight for the cause we love;
The trumpet calls to battle,
And god watches from above;
Lift high the banner of the cross,
It never knows defeat;
Regard no foe and fear no loss
Till triumph is complete;
March on behind our mighty Lord,
With joy obey his ev’ry word.
For the cause of God we ever fight,
For this is the cause of right.

2 March on, march on to vict’ry!
WE follow the Lord of light;
A mighty host is with us,
To vanquish the hosts of night;
We march to battle with a song,
A joyful band are we;
‘Tis faith that makes our courage strong,
‘Tis faith that makes us free;
‘Tis by our faith in God we win,
‘Tis by our faith we conquer sin.
For the cause of God we ever fight,
For this is the cause of right.

3 Go forward like a hero,
And pray as we onward go;
Each fight will mean a vict’ry,
Each sin we shall overthrow;
We make to God a solemn vow,
To do and dare and die,
If die we must to conquer now,
And on his grace rely;
Then forward go and toil and fight,
Brave soldier, forward into light.
For the cause of God we ever fight,
For this is the cause of right.


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #143

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: O stand up like a hero
Title: O Stand Up Like a Hero
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: For the cause of God
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #143

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