Salvation Army Provides Answer for Spiritual Cliff Crisis

I was delighted to hear the Salvation Army Band playing "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus" in the Rose Parade this morning!  A beautiful and courageous statement of faith, in a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christ.

I realize addressing the fiscal cliff is important --but not nearly as important as the spiritual-moral cliff we're heading towards as a nation.  Kudos to the Salvation Army for reminding us to embrace our mission in this world:



  1. Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye soldiers of the cross;
  1. Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss:
  1. From vict’ry unto vict’ry, His army shall He lead,
  1. Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed

  2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus!  The trumpet call obey;
  3. Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day;
  4. Ye that are men now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
  5. Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! Stand in His strength alone,
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own;
Put on the gospel armor, and watching unto prayer,
Where calls the voice of duty, be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus!  The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor's song;
To him that overcometh a crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally.

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