Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears
Settings by composers
- John Massey — Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears
- William Perry — Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears
Text and translations
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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