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Raise the standard high

Raise the standard high Sound the gathering cry

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Raise the standard high sound the gathering]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Raise the standard high,
Sound the gath'ring cry,
Let the evil kingdom fall;
With a purpose true,
And a will to do,
Sons of freedom, come ye all.

Raise the temp'rance standard high,
Shout the mighty battle cry;
Let the evil kingdom fall,
Sons of freedom, come ye all.

2 Over sea and land,
With an iron hand,
Has the monarch held his sway;
But his rule shall cease,
And the reign of peace
Usher in the golden day. [Chorus]

3 Let the right prevail,
Let the evil fail
In the conflict fierce and long,
Till the land is free,
And the victory
Crowns the temp'rance army strong. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1389

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Raise the standard high Sound the gathering cry
Title: Raise the standard high
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Raise the temperance standard high
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d901

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Joyful Greeting #212

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Songs for the King's Business #150

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d703

The Church Hymnal #500

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1389

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