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Arise and hail the day

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1 Arise and hail the day,
Put on thy strength, O Zion;
Go forth to meet the fray,
The battle-hour is come.

Arise, arise and shine,
Behold, the light is beaming;
The glory, all divine,
Around thy path is streaming;
Arise, arise and shine
For Him whose love has won thee;
Behold, the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee

2 Fear not to smite the foe,
Lift up the head, O Zion;
For men and angels know
The testing-time is come. [Refrain]

3 The Lord is on thy side,
Rejoice in Him, O Zion;
Proclaim it far and wide,
The triumph day is come. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #176

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Arise and hail the day
Author: Robert Lowry
Refrain First Line: Arise, arise and shine