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8. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
thy daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
to pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Redeem thy misspent time that's past,
and live this day as if thy last;
improve thy talent with due care;
for the great day thyself prepare.

3 Let all thy converse be sincere,
thy conscience as the noonday clear;
think how all-seeing God thy ways
and all thy secret thoughts surveys.

4 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
and with the angels bear thy part,
who all night long unwearied sing
glory to the eternal King.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Title: Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun
Author: Thomas Ken (1637-1711)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ;
Topic: Morning
Notes: Alt tune: WAREHAM 40, 353
Tune Information
Composer (melody): François H. Barthélémon (1741-1808)
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: Harm. The Church Hymnal for the Church Year, 1917
Notes: Lower key 517

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