Awake, awake the sacred songAuthor: Anne Steele
Published in 122 hymnals
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1 Awake, awake the sacred song
To our incarnate Lord;
Let ev'ry heart and ev'ry tongue
Adore th’ eternal Word.
2 Sinners awake, with angels join,
And chant the solemn lay;
Joy, love, and gratitude combine,
To hail th' auspicous day.
3 Then shone almighty pow'r and love,
In all their glorious forms;
When Jesus left his throne above
To dwell with sinful worms.
4 Adoring angels tun'd their songs
To hail the joyful day;
With rapture then, let mortal tongues
Their grateful worship pay.
5 Hail, Prince of life, forever hail!
Redeemer, brother, friend!
Tho' earth, and time, and life should fail,
Thy praise shall never end.
Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H77
Awake, awake the sacred song. Anne Steele. [Christmas.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, &c, 1760, vol. i. p. 85, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "The Incarnate Saviour." It was also included in the 1780 edition of the Poems, and in D. Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1859. It came into common use by being adopted by Ash and Evans in their Bristol Collection, 1769, No. 88, from whence it passed into a few hymnals. It is still in use in America, and is given in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, the first omitting stanza vi. and the remaining two stanza iv.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|An American Christmas Harp #129||Hallowell||Awake awake the sacred song||HALLOWELL||C.M.||2009|
|The Cyber Hymnal #308||Awake, Awake the Sacred Song||Awake, awake the sacred song||DIVINITY||Anne Steele||CM||<cite>Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional</cite>, 1760, Volume I, page 85|