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Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker

Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker

Author: John Cennick
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Rise, my soul, adore your Maker;
angels sing, praises bring,
with them be partaker.
Father, Lord of ev'ry spirit,
in your might, lead me right
through my Savior’s merit.

2 O my God, be ever near me;
for your rest, for your feast,
more and more prepare me.
Still assure me of my calling;
keep me near, in your care,
saved from final falling.

3 Lord, be ever my protector;
with me stay, all the day,
ever my director.
Holy, holy, holy giver
of all good, life and food,
reign adored forever.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #568

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker
Author: John Cennick
Meter: 8.6.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker. J. Cennick. [Morning.] Published in his Sacred Hymns for the Children of God, 1741, No. 12, in 7 stanzas of 4 1ines, thus:—

"Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker,
Angels praise,
Join thy lays,
With them be partaker."

It was repeated in several of the older hymnbooks, as Whitefield's, Madan's, Conyers's, Toplady's, and others. In modern collections it is not so widely used, although still given in several collections, including the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, &c.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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