1 Awake, my heart, rejoicing,
Thy Maker's praises voicing,
The Giver good gifts sending;
Their shield, His folk defending.
2 All night while darkness bound me
In deepest gloom around me,
By Satan craved while sleeping,
God had me in His keeping.
3 Thou spak'st me words endearing;
Sleep now, my child, unfearing;
Sleep well, night's terrors spurning;
Thou'lt see the sun returning.
4 Thy word performed, now waking,
I see the bright dawn breaking,
Safe kept from ills unnumbered
While 'neath Thy care I slumbered.
5 An off'ring Thou desirest,
Behold what Thou requirest!
Nor lamb nor incense bringing,
I come with prayer and singing.
6 Nor wilt Thou now despise them,
But in Thy heart wilt prize them,
Well knowing, year, and surely
My best I offer purely.
7 Approve my works when shown Thee;
Help Thou good councils only;
Beginning, middle, closing,
Lord, for the best disposing.
8 With blessings guard me waking,
My heart Thy dwelling making,
And with Thy Word, Lord, feed me,
Whilst heavenward Thou dost lead me.
Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #41
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d51||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||A. Ramsey; Paul Gerhardt||1922|
|The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d25||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||A. Ramsey; Paul Gerhardt||1932|
|Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #41||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||Awake, my heart, rejoicing||A. Ramsey; P. Gerhardt||1918||Morning ||