Christ's Intercession

Awake, sweet gratitude and sing

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 41 hymnals

Representative Text

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
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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

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

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #382

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #70

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d65

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #129

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d43

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #92

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #188

The Christian's Pocket Companion #d7

The Church Hymn Book #d69

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #154

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The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #190

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d33

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #871

The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d14

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