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Awake, awake, O earth, awake and sing

Awake, awake, O earth, awake and sing

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Awake, awake, O earth, awake and sing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Awake, awake, O earth, awake and sing!
A beauteous garment thee awaits,
For God the Lord is King;
Thy conquest hour has come at last,
For Love o’er thee has passed.

Awake, awake, put on thy robes of beauty,
Woven by the Master weaver’s hand,
For over thee the colors of the heav’nly garden
Fall at His divine command.
Rejoice, and praise the giver’s grace and wisdom,
Who beneath the dark and barren sod
Beheld in thee, reflected, His divine creation,
Wake, and praise the Lord your God.

2 Come forth, come forth, O bleak and barren hills!
Thy God from heaven’s boundless store
Thy face with beauty fills;
His hand through ev’ry chilling blight
Has brought thee into light. [Refrain]

3 Rejoice, rejoice, all ye who trust your God!
Lift up your eyes and view the land
Where late His foot hath trod;
Nor doubt, nor fear, for ye may share
The blessing of His care. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #53

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, awake, O earth, awake and sing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Awake, awake, put on thy robes of beauty