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
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)