Awake, my soul, awake, my tongueAuthor: Anne Steele
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1 Awake, my soul! Awake, my tongue!
My God demands the grateful song;
Let all my inmost pow'rs record
The wond'rous goodness of the Lord!
2 Divinely free his mercy flows,
Forgives my sins, allays my woes;
And bids approaching death remove,
And crowns me with a father's love.
3 My youth, decay'd, his pow'r repairs;
His hand sustains my growing years;
He satisfies my mouth with food,
And feeds my soul with heav'nly good.
4 His mercy with unchanging rays
Forever shines, while time decays;
And children's children shall record
The truth and goodness of the Lord.
5 While all his works his praise proclaim,
And men and angels bless his name,
O let my heart, my life, my tongue,
Attend, and join the sacred song!
Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LI
Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue. Anne Steele. [Ps. ciii.] This version of Ps. ciii. extends to 16 stanzas of 4 lines. It appeared in her Poems, &c, 1760, vol. ii. p. 206, and new edition, 1780. The cento given in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840 and 1873; the American Baptist Service of Song, Boston, 1872, and others, is composed of stanzas i., ii., xi. and xvi. slightly altered. Original text in Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #320||Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue||Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue||ARNOLD||Benjamin Keach||CM||<cite>Spiritual Songs: Being the Marrow of the Scripture</cite> (London: John Marshal, 1700).|