Christian, rise, and act thy creed

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1 Christian, rise and act thy creed;
let your prayer be in your deed;
Seek the right, perform the true,
raise your work and life anew.

2 Hearts around thee sink with care,
you can help their load to bear;
You can bring inspiring light,
strengthen them to do the right.

3 Offer others hope and joy,
and God's worship your employ;
Giving thanks in humble zeal,
learning all God's will to feel.

4 Come then, law divine, and reign;
faith that doubt assails in vain,
Perfect love bereft of fear,
born in heaven and radiant here.

Source: The New Century Hymnal #537

Author: Francis Albert Rollo Russell

Russell, Francis Albert Rollo, third son of John, first Earl Russell, was born July 10, 1849, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford; B.A. 1873, M.A. 1878. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. His hymns appeared in his Break of Day, London, 1893, from which three passed into Horder's Hymns Supplem., 1894, viz.:— 1. Christian! rise, and act thy creed. Christian Service. 2. Come, Holy Spirit, kind to all. Whitsuntide. 3. 0 God, Whose voice the angels hear. The Eternal. These are 1893, pp. 127,128,125. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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