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Servant of God, Awake

Servant of God, awake unto thy duty

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Tune: [Servant of God, awake unto thy duty] (Gabriel)
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Servant of God, awake unto thy duty;
Why will ye doubt, why falter, why delay?
Look on the fields that wave in golden beauty,
while thou art dreaming precious hours away.

Servant of God, arouse ye, awake!
Jesus is calling!
Go, labor for His sake!
Jesus is calling!
Go, labor for His sake!

2 Wide are the plains that glimm'ring lie before thee
Ripe unto harvest' thrust the sickle in!
High in the heav'ns the sun is burning o'er thee, -
Still thou art idle! Now the work begin. [Chorus]

3 Up! in the name of Him who died to save you;
Seek for the erring as He sought for you!
Always remember what in love He gave you,
And be a servant, loyal, brave, and true. [Chorus]

4 "He that endureth," is the word recorded,
Shall joy and everlasting life obtain;
To him a crown at last shall be awarded,
Thro' Chris the Lord, who was for sinners slain. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #93

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Servant of God, awake unto thy duty
Title: Servant of God, Awake
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Servant of God, arouse ye, awake!
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Carmina Sacra #d172

Enduring Hymns #d174

Gospel Bells #d174

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Hymni Ecclesiae #502

Inspiring Hymns #85

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Joy to the World #64

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #72

Praise and Service #d154

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Select Hymns and Psalms #86

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Sing Unto the Lord #116

Songs of Redemption #d89

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #60

The Herald #d166

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The King of Kings #33

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The New Make Christ King #66

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The New Praiseworthy #93

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