Awake, all who sleep, and arise from the deadAuthor: Petro Parson (1857); Translator: Stanley M. Wiersma (1982)
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|First Line:||Awake, all who sleep, and arise from the dead|
|Title:||Awake, All Who Sleep|
|Author:||Petro Parson (1857)|
|Translator:||Stanley M. Wiersma (1982)|
|Copyright:||Translation © 1987, CRC Publications|
st. 1 = Eph. 5:14
st. 3 = Acts 17:30-31
Petro Parson (b. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1803; d:.Steenwijk, the Netherlands, 1878) wrote this text ("Ontwaak, gij die slaapt") during his long tenure as a pastor in Steenwijk (1831-1875). After studies at theological schools in Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Leiden, he briefly served one other congregation in Kuinre (1829-1831) before moving to Steenwijk, where he lived until retirement.
The best of Parson's devotional poetry, this text was first published in the Christelijke Gezangen der Herstelde Evangelisch Lutherse Gemeente in Nederland (1857) and then in the Vervolgbundel op de Evangelische Gezangen (1868). Stanley M. Wiersma (PHH 25) translated the text into English in 1982.
The primary image of "Awake, All Who Sleep" comes from Ephesians 5:14, in which Paul is thought to quote an early Christian hymn, “Wake Up, O Sleeper, Rise from the Dead, and Christ Will Shine on You.” The text presents an urgent, insistent reveille, a call to arise and turn to Christ now for eternal life, or face him later as the judge who condemns unbelievers to eternal death.
As an invitation hymn in evangelistic services, or possibly during regular Sunday worship after the sermon (when the cry "Awake" could do double duty!); useful during the Easter Vigil or Easter season.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #537||Awake, All Who Sleep||Awake, all who sleep, and arise from the dead||ONTWAAK||Petro Parson; Stanley M. Wiersma||11 9 11 9 11 11||Acts 17:30-31; Ephesians 5:14; Ephesians 5; Acts 17:31||1987||Invitation | ; Judge, God/Christ as | ; Church and Mission | ; Easter | ; Light | ; Missions | ; Witness ||