1 Stand up and bless the Lord,
you people of God's choice;
stand up and bless the Lord of hosts
with heart and soul and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,
above all blessing high,
who would not fear God's holy name,
and laud and magnify!
3 O for the living flame
from God's own altar brought,
to touch our lips, our minds inspire,
and wing to heaven our thought!
4 God is our strength and song,
who makes salvation ours;
then be God's love in Christ proclaimed
with all our ransomed powers.
5 Stand up and bless the Lord;
the Lord your God adore;
stand up and bless the glorious name
henceforth for evermore.
|First Line:||Stand up and bless the Lord|
|Title:||Stand Up and Bless the Lord|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1771-1854)|
|Scripture:||Nehemiah 9:5-25; Psalm 118; Psalm 134; Isaiah 6:1-8; Isaiah 12:2-6; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 1:1-14; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10|
|Topic:||Adoration; Gathering of the Community; Praise of God|
|Composer:||Aaron Williams (1731-1776)|
|Key:||F Major or modal|