224. Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your Voice

1 Awake, arise, lift up your voice,
let Easter music swell;
rejoice in Christ, again rejoice,
and on his praises dwell.

2 Oh, with what gladness and surprise
the saints their Saviour greet;
nor will they trust their ears and eyes
but by his hands and feet:

3 those hands of liberal love indeed
in infinite degree,
those feet still free to move and bleed
for millions and for me.

4 His enemies had sealed the stone
as Pilate gave them leave,
lest dead and friendless and alone
he should their skill deceive.

5 O Dead arise! O Friendless stand
by seraphim adored!
O Solitude again command
your host from heaven restored!

Text Information
First Line: Awake, arise, lift up your voice
Title: Awake, Arise, Lift Up Your Voice
Author: Christopher Smart (1722-1771)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CM
Scripture: John 20:19-31; Revelation 1:4-8
Topic: Easter (season); Easter (second Sunday)
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)
Adapter: Samuel Webbe the younger (1770?-1843)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Notes: Lower key 306

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