1 Awake! awake! and sing with joy and gladness,
Come, praise the King who reigns in pow’r on high!
His radiance drives away all gloom and sadness,
His love supreme has bro’t salvation nigh!
The Lord of hosts, the mighty One in battle,
The Prince of Peace, who rules the earth and sea,
He merits all the praise our lives can offer,
To Him all glory and dominion be.
Awake! awake! and praise the Lord of glory,
Lift up your heads, ye gates! ye angels sing!
Proclaim His might! repeat the old, old story,
That Jesus reigns, a glorious, matchless King.
2 Awake! awake! come from your tents in triumph,
Ye soldiers who are pledged to do His will;
Put on the armor that He has provided,
And “Upward! onward!” be your watchword still;
The shield of faith, the helmet of salvation,
The Spirit’s sword, the mighty word of God;
Go forth equipped to wage a valiant battle,
And follow in the way your Captain trod. [Refrain]
3 Awake! awake! and shout aloud rejoicing!
Let songs of vict’ry ring upon the air
Ye ransomed of the Lord repeat His praises,
Securely ye shall rest within His care;
Come bow before Him; at His feet low bending
Acknowledge Him your Sovereign true and wise,
Your happy voices to His throne ascending,
Extol His glory to the bending skies. [Refrain]