Arise and Shine

Lift up, lift up thy voice with singing

Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Tune: [Lift up, lift up thy voice with singing] (Bliss)
Published in 19 hymnals

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1. Lift up, lift up thy voice with singing,
Dear land, with strength lift up thy voice!
The kingdoms of the earth are bringing
Their treasures to thy gates—Rejoice!

Arise and shine in youth immortal,
Thy Light is come, thy King appears!
Beyond the century’s swinging portal,
Breaks a new dawn—the thousand years.

2. And shall His flock with strife be riven?
Shall envious lines His church divide,
When He, the Lord of earth and Heaven,
Stands at the door to claim His bride? [Refrain]

3. Lift up thy gates! Bring forth oblations!
One crowned with crowns a message brings:
His Word, a sword to smite the nations;
His name—The Christ, the King of kings. [Refrain]

4. He comes! Let all the earth adore Him;
The path His human nature trod
Spreads to a royal realm before Him,
The Life of life, The Word of God! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4074

Author: Mary A. Lathbury

Lathbury, Mary Ann, was born in Manchester, Ontario County, New York, Aug. 10, 1841. Miss Lathbury writes somewhat extensively for the American religious periodical press, and is well and favourably known (see the Century Magazine, Jan., 1885, p. 342). Of her hymns which have come into common use we have:— 1. Break Thou the bread of life. Communion with God. A "Study Song" for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, written in the summer of 1880. It is in Horder's (Eng.) Congregational Hymns, 1884. 2. Day is dying in the west. Evening. "Written at the request of the Rev. John H. Vincent, D.D., in the summer of 1880. It was a "Vesper Song," and has been frequently used in the responsive services of the Chautauqua Literary and Sc… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up, lift up thy voice with singing
Title: Arise and Shine
Author: Mary A. Lathbury
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Arise and shine in youth immortal
Copyright: Public Domain



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