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Wake, Brothers, Wake

Wake, brothers, wake the dawn is now appearing

Author: T. L. Baily
Tune: [Wake, brothers, wake, the dawn is now appearing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wake, brothers, wake, the dawn is now appearing,
Light o’er the earth makes all so bright and cheering;
Loud sound the cry—the conflict now is nearing—
For God and the right.

On to the field, the foe is there before us,
Strike for our cause, and sing aloud our chorus,
Point to the flag that waves in triumph o’er us;
Jesus is our king.

2 March, comrades, march, the foe is drawing nearer,
Look o’er the field—their legions showing clearer,
Armed for the fray—O what have we that’s dearer
Than God and His cause? [Refrain]

3 Stand, soldiers, stand, the foe is growing bolder,
Raise up the cross, and shoulder put to shoulder;
Shout for our king, nor let our love grow colder,
For God and His truth. [Refrain]

4 Cheer, Christians, cheer, the word at last is spoken,
Hell and its host no longer stand unbroken,
Victory is ours—be this our only token:
In God is our trust. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1293

Author: T. L. Baily

Bailey, Thomas L., [Thomas Loyd Baily] an American Baptist minister, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1824, and entered the ministry in 1871. He is the author of several hymns in various American Sunday School hymnbooks, as Welcome Tidings, The Garner, &c, including, (l) "Come, talk to me of Jesus" (Jesus the sinner's Friend); and (2) "No night in heaven, eternal day" (Heaven). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wake, brothers, wake the dawn is now appearing
Title: Wake, Brothers, Wake
Author: T. L. Baily
Language: English
Refrain First Line: On to the field, the foe is there before us
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #1293
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #1293

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