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Sleeper, Awake

Representative Text

1 Sleeper, awake! the sun is high,
The morning hours will soon pass by;
Sleeper, awake! why idling here.
When earth's wide fields all white appear?

Sleeper, awake! Sleeper, awake!
Sleeper, awake! the day is passing by!
Sleeper, awake! Sleeper, awake!
Sleeper, awake! the night is drawing nigh!

2 Sleeper, awake! heav'ns joys, I fear,
Are not for those who idle here;
Sleeper, awake! life's meaning learn
From slumber rise, to labor turn. [Chorus]

3 Sleeper, awake! how canst thou rest,
When souls are lost and hearts oppress'd?
Sleeper, awake! God calls today
Lead back to Christ the souls that stray. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #86

Author: E. S. Lorenz

Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sleeper, awake, the sun is high
Title: Sleeper, Awake
Author: E. S. Lorenz
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sleeper, awake! sleeper, awake!
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gates of Praise #62

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Gates of Praise #62

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Light and Life #86

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Prayer and Praise #393

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Songs of the Kingdom #62

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