Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
By Reverend George Duffield
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
“Tell them to stand up for Jesus.” These were the final words of a twenty-nine-year-old Episcopalian minister, Dudley Tyng, as he spoke from his deathbed to a group of sorrowing friends and fellow ministers.
Pastor Duffield wrote this poem as a tribute to his esteemed friend. Soon the challenging words found their way into the hearts and hymnals of God’s people around the world.