#371 Lift Him Up

Words by May E. Warren

Music by D. S. Hakes

 

Lift Him up, 'tis He that bids you,

Let the dying look and live;

To all weary, thirsting sinners,

Living waters will He give;

And though once so meek and lowly,

Yet the Prince of heaven was He;

And the blind, who grope in darkness,

Through the blood of Christ shall see.

 

Refrain

Lift Him up, the risen Savior,

High amid the waiting throng;

Lift Him up, 'tis He that speaketh,

Now He bids you flee from wrong.

 

Lift Him up, this precious Savior,

Let the multitude behold;

They with willing hearts shall seek Him,

He will draw them to His fold;

They shall gather from the wayside,

Hastening on with joyous feet,

They shall bear the cross of Jesus,

And shall find salvation sweet.

 

Refrain

Lift Him up, the risen Savior,

High amid the waiting throng;

Lift Him up, 'tis He that speaketh,

Now He bids you flee from wrong.

 

Lift Him up in all His glory,

'Tis the Son of God on high;

Lift Him up, His love shall draw them,

En the careless shall draw nigh;

Let them hear again the story

Of the cross, the death of shame;

And from tongue to tongue repeat it;

Mighty throngs shall bless His name.

 

Refrain

Lift Him up, the risen Savior,

High amid the waiting throng;

Lift Him up, 'tis He that speaketh,

Now He bids you flee from wrong.

 

O then lift Him up in singing,

Lift the Savior up in prayer;

He, the glorious Redeemer,

All the sins of men did bear;

Yes, the young shall bow before Him,

And the old their voices raise;

All the deaf shall hear hosannah;

And the dumb shall shout His praise.

 

Refrain

Lift Him up, the risen Savior,

High amid the waiting throng;

Lift Him up, 'tis He that speaketh,

Now He bids you flee from wrong.

 

 

These words were written by May E. Warren, about whom nothing is known. It was first printed in 1878, and since then has been used in only one non-Adventist hymnal. The unnamed tune was composed by D. S. Hakes, about whom little is known. He was a prolific composer who collaborated with F. E. Belden and James White in producing the first Sabbath School song book of Seventh-day Adventists, Song Anchor, in 1878.