Awake, My Soul

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1 Awake, my soul, and greet the dawn,
Behold, the dreary night is gone;
The sunless grave gives back its prey,
For Christ came forth at break of day.

Awake, my soul,
The Saviour lives, no more to die,
Awake, my soul,
The Lord ascends on high.

2 Amazed were they, the Roman guard,
Who fast the sepulcher had barred,
To see how vain the watch the seal,
When Jesus did his might reveal. [Chorus]

3 In lofty strains let Zion sing
The praise of her triumphant King;
Captivity is captive led,
For Christ is risen from the dead. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #214

Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher

19th Century "Robert Lowe Fletcher, the composer, will be at the South Avenue Congregational Church to-morrow, In the morning he will speak on 'The Conservative Life" and at night he will conduct an old-fashioned gospel singing service, when he will use some of his own compositions. Mr. Fletcher will ask the audience to assist him in the singing. Mr. Fletcher is an interesting person, and it is expected that he will attract a large number of strangers to the South Avenue Church." --from The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 26 November 1910 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, my soul, and greet the dawn
Title: Awake, My Soul
Author: Robert Lowe Fletcher
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Awake, my soul, the Savior lives
Copyright: Public Domain



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