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Church Of God, Awake

Church of God, whose conquering banners

Author: Emily J. Bugbee
Tune: [Church of God, whose conquering banners] (O'Kane)
Published in 31 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Church of God, whose conquering banners,
Float along the glorious years,
Gath'ring harvest rich and golden,
Sown in poverty and tears,
Onward press, the cross is bending
Far toward the morning skies,
Speedy dawn of light portending:
Church of God awake! arise!

Church of God, awake! arise!
Christ, your Head and Master, cries,
Send the gospel's joyful sound
Unto earth's remotest bound.

2 In your costly temples praying,
"Let thy kingdom come, we pray."
Are but words of idle meaning
If with these we turn away.
Boundless wealth to you is given
From His hand who owns it all,
And His eye beholds in heaven
What ye render back for all. [Refrain]

3 Shake the earth and rend the heaven,
Wake thy sleeping children, Lord,
Till the measure full and even
Has been rendered at Thy word.
Then from out her chrism of sorrow
Shall the earth redeemed arise,
And the fair eternal morrow
Dawn with opal tinted skies. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #863

Author: Emily J. Bugbee

Bugbee was her mar­ried name.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Church of God, whose conquering banners
Title: Church Of God, Awake
Author: Emily J. Bugbee
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Church of God, awake, arise
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8612
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The Cyber Hymnal #8612

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