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Awake, O Spirit of the Watchmen

Translator: Winfred Douglas

Douglas, Charles Winfred (Feb. 15, 1867-Jan. 18, 1944). Church musician and editor. He was born in Oswego, New York, and received his Bachelor in Music degree from Syracuse University in 1891. He also studied at St. Andrew's Divinity School, Syracuse; Matthew's Hall, Denver; and in England, France, and Germany, particularly with the Benedictines of Solesmes. He was ordained deacon on Oct. 15, 1893, and began his ministry as curate at the Church of the Redeemer, New York, but he moved to Denver in 1894 for health reasons. He was Canon Minor at St. John's Cathedral, Denver, 1894-1897. From 1897 until 1907, he was associate missionary at Evergreen, Colorado, and established the Church of the Transfiguration. He was ordained priest on Aug. 6,… Go to person page >

Author: Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky

Bogatzky, Carl Heinrich von.   He was born Sept. 7,1690, on his father's estate of Jankowe, near Militsch, in Silesia. His father, J. A. v. Bogatzky, was descended from a noble Hungarian family, and entering the Austrian service attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Bogatzky's early education was picked up at various places as family arrangements permitted. He was for some time page at the Ducal Court of Weissenfels. From Weissenfels his father removed him to 13realau, to prepare for entering the army. During a long illness at Breslau he became convinced that God had other work for him to do. Receiving an offer of assistance from Count Heinrich xxiv., of Reuss-Kostriz, towards the expenses of an University course, he entered Urn Univer… Go to person page >

Translator: A. W. Farlander

(no biographical information available about A. W. Farlander.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Awake, thou Spirit of the watchmen
Title: Awake, O Spirit of the Watchmen
German Title: Wach auf, du Geist der ersten Zeugen
Translator: Winfred Douglas
Translator: A. W. Farlander
Author: Carl Heinrich von Bogatzky
Meter: 9.10.9.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: By permission of Mrs. Winfred Douglas and Mrs. Arthur W. Farlander.

Tune

DIR DIR JEHOVAH

DIR, DIR, JEHOVA was published anonymously in Georg Wittwe's Musikalisches Handbuch der Geistlichen Melodien (1690). The bar form (AAB) melody was expanded in Johann A. Freylinghausen's Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was set to a hymn by Bärtholomaus Crasselius, "Dir, dir, Jehovah, vill i…

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Timeline

Instances

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Lutheran Worship #315
Rejoice in the Lord #420
Small Church Music #2904Audio
Include 4 pre-1979 instances



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