Awake, O Zion

Awake, awake, put on thy might, O Zion, bare thine arm

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

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

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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, awake, put on thy might, O Zion, bare thine arm
Title: Awake, O Zion
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Arise, O Zion, stand in might
Copyright: Public Domain


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