Awake sad heart whom sorrows drown

Awake sad heart whom sorrows drown

Author: George Herbert
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1 Awake sad Heart, whom Sorrows drown,
Lift up thine Eyes, and cease to mourn,
Unfold thy Forehead's settled Frown;
Thy Saviour, and thy Joys return.

2 Awake sad drooping Heart, awake,
No more lament, and pine, and cry;
His Death thou ever dost partake,
Partake at last his Victory.

3 Arise; if thou do'st not withstand,
Christ's Resurrection thine may be;
O break not from the gracious hand,
Which as it rises, raises thee.

4 Chear'd by thy Saviour's Sorrows rise;
He griev'd, that thou may'st cease to grieve;
Cry with his burial Cloaths thine Eyes;
He dy'd Himself that thou may'st live.

Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XXV

Author: George Herbert

Herbert, George, M.A., the fifth son of Richard Herbert and Magdalen, the daughter of Sir Richard Newport, was born at his father's seat, Montgomery Castle, April 3, 1593. He was educated at Westminster School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1611. On March 15, 1615, he became Major Fellow of the College, M.A. the same year, and in 1619 Orator for the University. Favoured by James I., intimate with Lord Bacon, Bishop Andrewes, and other men of influence, and encouraged in other ways, his hopes of Court preferment were somewhat bright until they were dispelled by the deaths of the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Hamilton, and then of King James himself. Retiring into Kent, he formed the resolution of taking Holy Orders… Go to person page >

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Author: George Herbert



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