Awake, my faith, and bring to view

Awake, my faith, and bring to view

Author: William Hunter
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Awake, my faith, and bring to view
The nobler joys above;
The heavenly treasures I pursue,
The city of my love.

2 Why should I pine with grief or care,
Or yield to quaking fear;
My Father's house is bright and fair,
And he himself is near.

3 Onward he bids me urge with speed,
To Canaan's peaceful bounds:
His hand supplies my every need,
His sheltering arm surrounds:

4 Soon shall I see the happier day,
When, toil and sorrow gone,
I shall traverse, in bright array,
The regions round the throne.

5 Thither my friends have gone before;
They rest from labour there;
They sorrow not--they weep no more;
I long their bliss to share.

6 Oh! blessed Saviour! 'tis to thee,
This wish, this hope I owe;
On earth my great protector be,
In heaven thy glory show.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #73

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, my faith, and bring to view
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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