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My soul, awake, and render

My soul, awake, and render

Author: Paul Gerhardt; Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My soul, awake, and render
To God, thy great Defender,
Thy prayer and adoration
For His kind preservation.

2 With joy I still discover
Thy light, O Lord, my Savior;
My thanks shall be the spices
Of morning sacrifices.

3 Bless every thought and action;
Afford me Thy direction;
To Thee alone be tending
Beginning, middle, ending.

4 Be Thou my only treasure;
Fulfill in me Thy pleasure;
May I, in every station,
Give Thee due adoration.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #36

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul, awake, and render
German Title: Wach auf mein Hetz und singe
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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A Hymn and Prayer-Book #192

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #36

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #775

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #d181

Hymnal for Colleges and Schools. 3rd ed. #d182

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #303

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #487

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #303

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #36

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Psalmodia Germanica #167

The Harvard University Hymn Book #d146

The Harvard University Hymn Book #27

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #806

The Mennonite Hymnal #17

The Oxford American Hymnal for Schools and Colleges #19

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