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Awake, Awake, Put On Thy Strength, O Zion

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1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion;
God's purpose tarries, but his will stands fast;
of Judah's tribe is born the mighty Lion,
and he shall bruise the serpent's head at last.

Promise and covenant God surely keeps:
he watching o'er us slumbers not, nor sleeps.

2 O ye that thirst, the pleasant fountains wait you;
ye that are poor, ye shall be freely fed.
Why give ye gold for wine that cannot sate you?
Why strive your hands for that which is not bread? [Refrain]

3 For now the low estate of his handmaiden
God hath regarded, and she shall be blest;
hear him that saith, "Come, all ye heavy laden,
come unto me, and I will give you rest." [Refrain]

4 Arise and shine: thy battlements are shining;
upon thee breaks the glory of the Lord;
and from the east, thy royalty divining,
the Gentiles come to see thy peace restored. [Refrain]

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #174

Author: Cyril Alington

Educated at Trinity College, Oxford, England, Cyril A. Alington (b. Ipswich, England, 1872; d. St. Leonards, Hertfordshire, England, 1955) was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1901. He had a teaching career that included being headmaster at Shrewsbury School and Eton College. He was dean of Durham from 1933-1951 as well as chaplain to the king of England. His writings include literary works and Christianity in England, Good News (1945). Many of his hymns appeared in various twentieth-century editions of the famous British hymnal, Hymns Ancient and Modern. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Author: Ronald A. Knox

(no biographical information available about Ronald A. Knox.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion
Title: Awake, Awake, Put On Thy Strength, O Zion
Author: Cyril Alington (1918)
Author: Ronald A. Knox (1918)
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Promise and covenant God surely keeps
Publication Date: 1985
Copyright: Public Domain


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Rejoice in the Lord #174

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