Stand up, and bless the Lord, Ye people of His choice; Stand up, and bless the Lord your God With heart, and soul, and voice. Though high above all praise, Above all blessing high, Who would not fear His holy name, And laud, and magnify? O for the living flame From His own altar brought, To touch our lips—our minds inspire, And wing to heaven our thought! There, with benign regard, Our hymns He deigns to hear; Though unrevealed to mortal sense, The spirit feels Him near. God is our strength and song, And His salvation ours; Then be His love in Christ proclaimed With all our ransomed powers. Stand up, and bless the Lord, The Lord your God adore; Stand up, and bless His glorious name Henceforth, for evermore. James Montgomery
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #8.
Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2021