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Take a stand for Jesus

Take a stand for Jesus

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Published in 7 hymnals

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1. Take a stand for Jesus, let all people know
That you mean to serve Him everywhere you go.
High or low your station, rich or poor your lot,
Take a stand for Jesus, and forsake Him not.

Take a stand for Jesus, let all people know
That you mean to serve Him everywhere you go.

2. Take a stand for Jesus, never blush for shame;
Never fail or falter, show yourself the same.
He will always own you, always give you grace;
Take a stand for Jesus, then, in every place. [Refrain]

3. Take a stand for Jesus, His commands are sweet;
Never fear the battle, never sound retreat.
Here the Captain’s calling, where the standard flies;
Take a stand for Jesus, fight to win the prize. [Refrain]

4. Take a stand for Jesus, loyal be and true;
Show a good confession, as He showed for you.
Take a stand for Jesus, think of crown and palm,
Think of heights of glory, and the victor’s psalm. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6471

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >



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