Christ's Intercession

Awake, sweet gratitude and sing

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 Awake, sweet gratitude and sing,
Th' ascended Saviour's love;
Sing how he lives to carry on,
His people's cause above.

2 For all that come to God by him,
Salvation he demands;
Points to their names upon his breast,
And spreads his wounded hands.

3 His sweet atoning sacrifice,
Gives sanction to his claim:
"Father, I will that all my saints,
"Be with me where I am:

4 "By their salvation, recompense,
"Th sorrows I endur'd;
"Just to the merits of thy son,
"And faithful to thy word."

5 Eternal life, at his request,
To every saint is given:
Safety on Earth, and, after death,
The plenitude of Heaven.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXIII

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, sweet gratitude and sing
Title: Christ's Intercession
Author: Augustus Toplady
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Awake, sweet gratitude, and sing. A. M. Toplady. [Christ's Intercession.] In the Gospel Magazine, 1771, this hymn is given in 10 stanza of 61. From the Gospel Magazine it passed at an early date into various collections, but in an abbreviated form. These included Rippon's Selection, 1787, to which possibly, more than to any other hymnal, modern collections are indebted for their text both in Great Britain, and America. The full original text was included in Sedgwick's reprint of Toplady's Hymns, 1860, p. 150. It is curious to note that this hymn was omitted from Toplady's Psalms and Hymns, 1776, and from an edition of his Hymns, published in 1856.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d19
A Collection of Hymns & Spiritual Songs, for Public and Family Worship #d11
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d31
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #119Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #94Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #94Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #434Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.LXXXVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.LXXXVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #153Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d27
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #63Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXIIITextPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #63Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #205bPage Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #382Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship, Approved and Recommended ... by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 2nd ed. #d38
New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #70Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #142Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #286Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #129Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CLIIIPage Scan
Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: adapted to private and public worship, selected from various authors #157Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d43
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #456Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #92Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #188Page Scan
The Christian's Pocket Companion #d7
The Church Hymn Book #d69
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d41
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #154Page Scan
The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #190Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d33
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d46
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #871Page Scan
The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d14
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #108Page Scan
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #136Page Scan



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