George Duffield

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

George Duffield Jr was born in New York back in 1818. He graduated from Yale in 1837, then attending Union Theological Seminary in New York. After graduation, he was a pastor from 1840 to 1869 preaching in various locations.

His friend Reverend Dudley Atkins Tyng, was dying c, 1854. His last words were “Tell them to stand up for Jesus. Those words were forever embedded in his memory. George also wrote hymns. He wrote several hymns but the one I remember was “Stand up, stand up for Jesus”, it’s one of my favorites. He died in 1888.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning James Dray - that one is certainly known by many.  Didn't know the name.

Oct 16, 2019 03:19 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... grew up attending parochial schools where we learned many a hymn by heart... but this is not one of them, I'm afraid.

Oct 16, 2019 03:31 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

One I do not remember, but that is like most songs!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 16, 2019 04:09 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. I never heard of either of these guys and the theology is not mine but you get it.

Oct 16, 2019 04:49 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I do have a vague memory of this hymn. Wow! Enjoy your day!

Oct 16, 2019 05:15 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

The power of words can be so lasting.

Oct 16, 2019 05:24 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - he was obviously a bright guy - graduated from Yale quite young.  

Oct 16, 2019 05:38 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a bright guy!  I have never heard this hymn!  Glad it is one of your favorites.  Wishing you a delightful Wednesday.  A

Oct 16, 2019 07:40 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are wise words and Jesus is definitely worth standing up for in my opinion!

Oct 16, 2019 09:54 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have heard that before but didn't know the origin. Thanks for the education James!

Oct 16, 2019 02:11 PM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

It is always interesting to learn what inspired someone to move to a higher plateau. I have not heard of this hymn.

Oct 16, 2019 03:49 PM #11
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing the information about George Duffield and his creative writing abilities.

Oct 16, 2019 07:41 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi,  James Dray,    I remember the catchy little hymn, Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus and went to YouTube to play it a number of times. We used to sing it at Girls Scout summer camp.

Oct 18, 2019 02:49 PM #13
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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God bless Mr. George Duffield for writing the hymn “Stand up, stand up for Jesus”.

Oct 19, 2019 08:53 PM #14
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

That's quite a story.  I have sung that song as well.  Had no idea of its origin.  Thank you, James Dray ~!

Nov 14, 2019 10:53 AM #15
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