Rev Dudley Atkins Tyng

Rev Dudley Atkins Tyng

Birth
Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Death 20 Apr 1858 (aged 33)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 99, Lot 11478
Memorial ID 42326017 · View Source
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Tyng has an interesting story. In 1854, he took over as pastor of the Church of the Epiphany in Philadelphia when his father retired. But Dudley, unlike his more moderate father, was a committed abolitionist. Just two years later, his preaching against slavery resulted in his being forced to resign. With a few loyal followers, he then organized the Church of the Covenant in that same city. In 1858, he held a rally for fathers and sons, and 5,000 attended. He concluded the event with this: "I would rather this right arm be amputated at the trunk than that I should come short of my duty to you in delivering God's message."

It was only two weeks later that Tyng, visiting a congregant's farm, and watching the thrasher work, got his sleeve caught in that machine. His arm was pulled into the thrasher and torn from its socket. Just a few days later, his arm was amputated at the shoulder. Before he died days a few days later, he told his father to "stand up for Jesus." His final words soon became a popular hymn that is still sung today: "Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus."



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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 24 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42326017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Dudley Atkins Tyng (12 Jan 1825–20 Apr 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42326017, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .