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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?

Chorus:
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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