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My Soul, Awake

My soul, awake, thy rest forsake

Author: Jane E. Livock
Published in 18 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My soul awake, thy rest forsake,
And greet the morning light!
With song arise, glad sacrifice
For mercies of the night.

2 With courage dressed, strong-hearted, blest,
Fulfill thy work abroad;
Fearless and true, thy way pursue,
A happy child of God.

3 Amid the strife of daily life,
Amid its noontide heat,
Fear not to miss thy secret bliss—
The rest of sonship sweet.

4 In liberty of holy glee,
Accept thy childhood’s part;
And thou shalt find, by faith enshrined,
The Father in thy heart.

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Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7741

Author: Jane E. Livock

Livock, Jane Elizabeth, was born at Norwich in 1840. Her hymn "My soul awake! Thy rest forsake" (Morning) was written for a prize competition in 1880, first published in the Sunday School Chronicle, and then given in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My soul, awake, thy rest forsake
Title: My Soul, Awake
Author: Jane E. Livock
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7741
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The Cyber Hymnal #7741

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