Awake! Thou that Sleepest

Awake, awake, behold the orient light

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Tune: [Awake! awake! Behold the orient light!]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awake! Awake!
Behold the orient light!
Awake! Awake!
The eastern sky is bright!
Awake! Awake!
For ended is the night!
The Crucified is glorified,
He lives again!

Awake! Thou that sleepest, arise from the dead,
Awake! Thou that sleepest and Christ shall give thee light;
For now is Christ risen,
For now is Christ risen,
For now is Christ risen, from the dead;
Awake! Awake!
Awake! Awake!

2 Awake! Awake!
‘Tis Resurrection Day!
Awake! Awake!
The stone is rolled away;
Awake! Awake!
Thy King shall reign for aye;
The strife is done, the vict’ry won,
He lives again! [Refrain]

3 Awake! Awake!
The Galilean greet,
Awake! Awake!
And worship at His feet;
Awake! Awake!
Glad songs of praise repeat;
Dark portals shine with light divine,
He lives again! [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #212

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale

Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1873, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1956, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Grace Gor­don. Elsie’s fa­ther was New York Shipp­ing Com­miss­ion­er Charles C. Dun­can.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, awake, behold the orient light
Title: Awake! Thou that Sleepest
Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Awake! thou that sleepest, arise from the dead
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jubilate #212

Jubilate Sunday School Hymnal #212

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