Sons of God, awake

Awake, awake, ye children of the holy One

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Awake, awake, ye children of the Holy One]
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1 Awake, awake, ye children of the Holy One!
Awake, awake, for dangers face us all!
The prince of night would overcome the “Lowly One!”
Awake, awake, and heed Jehovah’s call!

Awake, awake, ye sons of God, awake!
More labor must be done,
More battles must be won,
Awake, awake, and greater effort’s make,
Awake, ye sons of God, awake!

2 Awake, awake, His banner still is over us,
Awake, awake, to overcome the foe;
To shield from harm, His wings of love will cover us,
Awake, awake, the joy of vict’ry know. [Refrain]

3 Awake, awake, our great Commander calls to us!
Awake, awake, it is our Lord’s command;
Awake, and pray for strength and spirit quickening,
Awake, awake! the struggle is at hand! [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship Hymns #64

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, awake, ye children of the holy One
Title: Sons of God, awake
Author: James Rowe
Copyright: Public Domain


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