Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
DESCRIPTION: "Stand up for Jesus, soldiers of the cross." The battle will soon be followed by victory and eternal life with "the King of glory."
AUTHOR: George Duffield (words); George J. Webb (music) (source: Date) (see NOTES)
EARLIEST DATE: 1858 ("The Psalmist," according to William Reynolds, _Companion to Baptist Hymnal_, Broadman Press, 1976, p. 201)
KEYWORDS: battle nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Henry Date, Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 1 and 2 Combined (Chicago: Hope Publishing Company, 1898 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")) #264 p. 207, "Glory to His Name" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosa and Joseph Murray, "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" (on USSeaIsland03)
NOTES: According to William Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal, Broadman Press, 1976, p. 201, George Duffield Jr. reported that "'Stand up for Jesus' was the dying message of the Rev. Dudley A. Tyng, to the Young Men's Christian Association, and the ministers associated with them in the Noon-Day Prayer Meeting during the great revival of 1858" in Philadelphia, who had suffered a fatal arm injury in a milling accident.
Reynolds does not agree with Date as to the authorship of the tune; he reports, "GEIBEL... was composed by Adam Geibel for this hymn, and it first appeared in his Uplift Voices... 1901... using the first four lines of the first stanza and the refrain. But since Date published the song before Geibel wrote his tune, I've allowed Date's attribution to Webb to stand; my guess is that both of them wrote tunes. And on p. 455, Reynolds credits Webb with having something to do with the song. He further reports that Webb was born in Wiltshire, England, in 1803, and died in New Jersey in 1887. He emigrated to the United States in 1830, and spent forty years as a church organist and music teacher in Boston. - RBW
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