10012. Awake, Ye Sleeping Souls, Awake

1 Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake,
And hear the God of Israel speak;
His word is faithful, firm and true,
Sinners, attend, He speaks to you.

2 "Mercy and vengeance in Me dwell,
One lifts to Heav’n, one casts to hell;
My favor’s more than life, My wrath
Will burn beyond the bounds of death."

3 Short is the space, and death must come,
And after death the day of doom,
When quick and dead the Judge shall call,
And deal their due deserts to all.

4 Fixed in their everlasting state,
Could men repent, ’twere then too late;
Justice has bolted mercy’s door,
And God’s long suffering is no more.

5 ’Tis now the Gospel message sent
Commands repentance—now repent;
Wisely be warned to refuge run,
Obey the Father, kiss the Son.

6 In Christ receive the gift of God,
Complete redemption thro’ His blood:
Mercy triumphant, sin forgiv’n,
And everlasting life in Heav’n.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake
Title: Awake, Ye Sleeping Souls, Awake
Author: Joseph Hart
Meter: LM
Source: Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, 1822
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Frederick Handel
Meter: LM
Key: g minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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