Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

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1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past,
Live this day as if 'twere thy last;
T'improve thy talents take due care
'Gainst the great day thy self prepare.

3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear:
Think how the all-seeing God thy ways,
And every secret thought surveys.

4 Glory to God, who save hath kept;
And hath refresh'd me while I slept;
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless life partake.

5 Direct, control, suggest this day
All I design, or do, or say;
That all my power's, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

6 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Thomas Ken

Ken, Thomas, D.D. The bare details of Bishop Ken's life, when summarised, produce these results:—-Born at Berkhampstead, July, 1637; Scholar of Winchester, 1651; Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1657; B.A., 1661; Rector of Little Easton, 1663; Fellow of Winchester, 1666; Rector of Brighstone, 1667; Rector of Woodhay and Prebendary of Winchester, 1669; Chaplain to the Princess Mary at the Hague, 1679; returns to Winchester, 1680; Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1685; imprisoned in the Tower, 1688; deprived, 1691; died at Longleat, March 19, 1711. The parents of Ken both died during his childhood, and he grew up under the guardianship of Izaak Walton, who had married Ken's elder sister, Ann. The dominant Presbyterianism of Winchester and Ox… Go to person page >


MORNING HYMN (Barthélemon)

During the early 1780s François H. Barthélemon (b. Bordeaux, France, 1741; d. Southwark, Surrey, England, 1808) wrote MORNING HYMN at the request of Jacob Duche, chaplain at the Female Orphan Asylum in London, England. Duche had requested that Barthélemon compose a tune for the well-known morning…

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