Rise, O church of Jesus

Rise, O church of Jesus

Author: J. C. Aaberg
Tune: ST. ALBAN (Haydn)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Rise, O church of Jesus,
Though the foe may rage,
Buckle on thy armor,
Claim thy heritage.
To all heaven's glory
And its treasures fair
Shall His church triumphant
Be with Him the heir.

Lo, the Lord is calling:
Conquer ye the world.
March then on united
With the flag unfurled.

2 Pause not for the riches
Moth and rust destroy;
Thou shalt find thy treasure
In the Lord's employ.
Young and old together,
One united band,
Pledge yourselves to Jesus,
Take with Him your stand. [Chorus]

3 Quickly day is passing,
Come without delay!
We must win the battle
While it yet is day.
It is but a moment
Till the fight is o'er
And the crown of glory
Ours forevermore. [Chorus]

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #330

Author: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

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Author: J. C. Aaberg



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