494. Awake, Thou Spirit, Who Didst Fire

1 Awake, Thou Spirit, who didst fire
The watchmen of the Church’s youth,
Who faced the Foe’s envenomed ire,
Who witnessed day and night Thy truth,
Whose voices loud are ringing still
And bringing hosts to know Thy will.

2 Lord, let our earnest prayer be heard,
The prayer Thy Son hath bid us pray;
For, lo, Thy children’s hearts are stirred
In ev'ry land in this our day
To cry with fervent soul to Thee,
Oh, help us, Lord! So let it be!

3 Oh, haste to help ere we are lost!
Send preachers forth, in spirit strong,
Armed with Thy Word, a dauntless host,
Bold to attack the rule of wrong;
Let them the earth for Thee reclaim,
Thy heritage, to know Thy name.

4 And let Thy Word have speedy course,
Thro' every land be glorified,
Till all the heathen know its force
And fill Thy churches far and wide.
Oh, spread the conquest of Thy Word
And let Thy kingdom come, dear Lord!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, Thou Spirit, who didst fire
Title: Awake, Thou Spirit, Who Didst Fire
German Title: Wach auf, du Geist der ersten Zeugen
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1853, alt.)
Author: Carl H. von Bogatzky (1750, cento)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church: Missions
Tune Information
Name: ALL EHR' UND LOB
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: G Major
Source: "Kirchengesangbuch," Strassburg, 1541



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