Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears

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'Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears' is a hymn by Isaac Watts, published as Hymn 77 in Book 2 of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs.

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1  Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears,
And gird the gospel armour on:
March to the gates of endless joy,
Where thy great Captain Saviour's gone.

2  Hell and thy sins resist thy course,
But hell and sin are vanquished foes:
Thy Jesus nailed them to the cross.
And sung the triumph when he rose.

3  What though the prince of darkness rage,
And waste the fury of his spite?
Eternal chains confine him down
To fiery deeps and endless night.

4  What though thine inward lusts rebel,
'Tis but a struggling gasp for life;
The weapons of victorious grace
Shall slay thy sins, and end the strife.

5  Then let my soul march boldly on,
Press forward to the heav'nly gate;
There peace and joy eternal reign,
And glitt'ring robes for conqu'rors wait,

6  There shall I wear a starry crown,
And triumph in almighty grace;
While all the armies of the skies
Join in my glorious Leader's praise.

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