Stand Up
Petra Lyrics

The battle cry's getting louder
The countdown's close to the final hour
The enemy is on every side
Still no match for the Crucified
Victory unto victory
We are soldiers in His army

Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Showing the way to a world gone astray
Shine our light with all of our might
Stand up, take a stand for Jesus
Stand up, so the whole world sees us
Following Him, and serving Him
Fighting the fight that we know we will win

Out of our pews and into the streets
Making some use of our beautiful feet
Redeeming the time for the days are evil
This whole world's in such upheaval
We wrestle not with flesh and blood
But when the enemy comes in like a flood

Gotta lay our lives down
And stand up for the truth we've found
Gotta let the redeemed of the Lord say so

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Tracking Station Neil Lindsay

One of the best Christian songs ever written. For those of you in the know, 1978-1990 were the very best creative years for Christian worship music. Rock on Petra!!!!!


Wow! Still gives me a thrill to hear this! "Out of our pews, and into the streets..." Amazing song to fan the flames of my heart.

Cathy B - CBRadio Band

I'm writing a paper on rock and roll history and I'm including this foray into Christian rock because I think it's relevant to rock and roll history. I was very into this music as a child - I don't believe the things I used to back then, but I still think the music is good. It's a classic.


Why don't you believe anymore?

Dedee185 Williams

This song helped me get through today; it came to mind and I wanted to hear it again. In these stressful times of COVID and hopefully peaceful demonstrations, it's good to be "redeeming the time, for the days are evil; this whole world's in such upheaval." Thank you for posting!

James Edgar

Wow, I don't think I've heard this song in 20 years. A wonderful song!

Pete Holland

I know, it's been some time! PTL!

Donald Hartley

I had the chance to see them 5 times, they are a class act! Second to none!

Petra Girl86

Donald Hartley LUCKY

Anna Boucher

I've got that on cd Petra Means Rock 1989 their totally Awesome and TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!! I listen to them alot its cool to listen to the Petras and enjoy the music too in the 80s .

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