Awake, O Zion

Awake, awake, put on thy might, O Zion

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Awake, awake, put on thy might]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awake, awake, put on thy might,
O Zion, bare thine arm;
O slumber not, as in the night
The watchman sounds alarm.

Refrain:
Arise, O Zion, stand in might,
Arise for holiness and right;
And wear thy robes of stainless white,
Thy glorious King shall reign.

2 O Zion, weary thy fairest dress,
A robe without a stain;
Array thyself in holiness,
On thee the Christ shall reign. [Refrain]

3 Jerusalem, thou city fair,
Thou art the King’s delight;
He gave thee treasures rich and rare,
And built thy mansions bright. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #175

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, awake, put on thy might, O Zion
Title: Awake, O Zion
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Arise, O Zion, stand in might

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