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Let us awake our joys

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1 Let us awake our joys,
Strike up with cheerful voice—
Each creature sing;
Angels—begin the song,
Mortals—the strains prolong,
In accents sweet and strong—
"Jesus is King."

2 Proclaim abroad His name,
Tell of His matchless fame—
What wonders done;
Shout through hell’s dark profound;
Let the whole earth resound,
Till the high heavens resound—
"The victory’s won."

3 He vanquished sin and hell,
And the last foe will quell;
Mourners rejoice!
His dying love adore;
Praise Him now raised in power,
And triumph ever more,
With a glad voice.

4 All hail the glorious day
When thro’ the heavenly way,
Lo, He shall come!
While they who pierced Him wail,
His promise shall not fail;
Saints, see your king prevail:
Come, dear Lord, come!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10965

Author: William Kingsbury

Born: July 12, 1744, Bishopsgate Street, London, England. Christened: August 12, 1744, Poultry Chapel, Camomile Street Independent Church, London, England. Died: February 18, 1818, Caversham, Southampton, England. Kingsbury, William, was born in 1744, educated at an Independent academy in London, and became Pastor of the ancient Congregational Church, Above Bar, in Southampton, where he died in 1818, after an honourable and useful ministry of fifty-four years. He was the author of several published sermons and pamphlets, including:—(1) A Sermon on the King's recovery, 1780; (2) The Manner in which Protestant Dissenters perform Public Worship represented and vindicated, 1796; (3) An Apology for Village Preachers, 1799; (4) A Funeral S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let us awake our joys
Author: William Kingsbury



Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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