Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness

Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness

Author: B. F. Barker
Published in 239 hymnals

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1. Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness;
Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more.
Bright, o'er thy hills, dawns the day star of gladness,
Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er.

Chorus:
Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness;
Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more.

2. Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued them,
And scattered their legions, was mightier far;
They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;
In vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. [Chorus]

3. Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee,
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel shall be;
Shout: for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee;
Th' oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #904

Author: B. F. Barker

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Notes

Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness. [Victory of the Church.] This is given in Mason and Greene's Church Psalmody, Boston, U.S.A., 1831, p. 576, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, as the words of an Anthem, and is stated in the index to have been taken from "Fitzgerald's Collection," which was published. in 1830. It is found in numerous American collections, including Laudes Domini, 1884.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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