Hearts of Clay, Awake!

Hearts of clay awake, awake

Author: Charles Price Jones
Tune: AWAKE (Jones)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Hearts of clay awake! awake!
O'er the hills the morn doth break;
See the day is coming on!
Lo! before it night is flown,
Lo! before it night is flown!

2 Deepest darkness disappears
As the gleaming sunlight cheers;
Laughing in its victory;
Sleeping world, awake and see!
Sleeping world, awake and see!

3 Look! the clouds and floating mist
Would the coming day resist!
They their weakness see the more,
As the sun displays his pow'r;
As the sun displays his pow'r.

4 Creeps the wild beast to his lair!
Leaps the mocking bird in air;
Evil doers seek their den;
Sing the righteous sons of men;
Sing the righteous sons of men.

5 Dancing satyrs hide in caves,
Living plants spring from their graves;
Evil spirits cringe in fear,
Newborn ones God's grace declare;
Newborn ones God's grace declare.

6 See! the sunlight-bursting o'er,
Painting glory on the shore!
Comes the Sun of Righteousness,
Bringing everlasting peace!
Bringing everlasting peace!


Source: His Fullness Songs #41

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hearts of clay awake, awake
Title: Hearts of Clay, Awake!
Author: Charles Price Jones
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Copyright: Public Domain

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His Fullness Songs #41

Jesus Only, Songs and Hymns #d51

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