Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue

Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, My glory wake and sing

Author: Benjamin Keach (1700)
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1. Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue,
My glory wake and sing,
And celebrate the holy birth,
The birth of Israel’s King!

2. O happy night that brought forth light,
Which makes the blind to see,
The Dayspring from on high came down
To cheer and visit thee.

3. The careful shepherds with their flocks
Were watching for the morn,
But better news from Heav’n was brought;
Your Savior now is born!

4. In Bethlehem the Infant lies,
Within a place obscure,
Your Savior’s come, O sing God’s praise!
O sing His praise fore’er.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #320

Author: Benjamin Keach

Keach, Benjamin, was born at Stoke-Hammond, Bucks, Feb. 29, 1640. Early in life he joined a Baptist Church, and at 18 began to preach. For the next 10 years he laboured as an evangelist in the towns and villages of his native county, suffering at times much persecution for his principles as a Baptist and Nonconformist. In 1661, he published a small book entitled The Child's Instructor; or, a New and Easy Primer. For this he was tried before Lord Chief Justice Hyde, and condemned to a fine, imprisonment and the pillory. In 1668 he removed to London, and became pastor of a Particular Baptist Church which met, first in private houses, and afterwards in Horselydown, Southward. There a large congregation gathered round him, to which he ministere… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, My glory wake and sing
Title: Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue
Author: Benjamin Keach (1700)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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WINCHESTER OLD

WINCHESTER OLD is a famous common-meter psalm tune, presumably arranged by George Kirbye (b. Suffolk, England, c. 1560; d. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, 1634) from a melody in Christopher Tye's Acts of the Apostles and published in T. Este's The Whole Book of Psalmes (1592) set to Psalm 84. Ki…

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