480. Awake, Awake to Love and Work

1 Awake, awake to love and work:
the lark is in the sky,
the fields are wet with diamond dew,
the worlds awake to cry
their blessings on the Lord of life
as he goes meekly by.

2 Come, let thy voice be one with theirs,
shout with their shout of praise,
see how the giant sun soars up,
great lord of years and days!
So let the love of Jesus come
and set thy soul ablaze.

3 To give, and give, and give again
what God hath given thee,
to spend thyself, nor count the cost,
to serve right gloriously
the God who gave all worlds that are,
and all that are to be.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, awake to love and work
Title: Awake, Awake to Love and Work
Author: G. A. Studdert-Kennedy (1921)
Publication Date: 1985
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Used by permission of Hodder & Stoutghton, Ltd.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Charles Winfred Douglas (1940)
Key: G Major
Source: Kentucky Harmony (1806) (melody)
Copyright: Harmonization used by permission of The Church Hymnal Corp.

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