Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyesAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1 Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes,
And raise your voices high;
Away, and praise that sov'reign love,
That shows salvation nigh.
2 On all the wings of time it flies,
Each moment brings it near;
Then welcome each declining day,
Welcome each closing year.
3 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course!
Ye mortal powers, decay!
Fast as ye bring the night of death,
Ye bring eternal day.
4 O Father, here our hearts we raise
To Thee in heav'n above;
And at the year's swift close, we praise
Thy providence, and love.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #604
Awake, ye saints, and raise [lift] your eyes. P. Doddridge. [Exhortation.] This hymn is not in the "D. MSS.," and was first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 264, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The near Approach of Salvation, an Engagement to Diligence and Love. Rom. xiii. 11."It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. It came into common use at an early date, and is still found in a few important collections in Great Britain, and America. In R. Conyers's Psalms and Hymns, 1774, it was altered to "Awake, ye saints, and lift your eyes;" but this has died out of use. Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 191, and Lord Selborne’s Book of Praise, 1862, p. 296.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10617||Awake, Ye Saints, And Raise Your Eyes||Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes||ZERAH||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||CM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|