Kontakion-Automelon

Wake, my soul! In careless slumber

Translator: John Brownlie
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Wake, my soul! In careless slumber,
Wherefore wilt Thou longer lie?
Wake! for lo, the end approacheth,
And the Judgment draweth nigh.

Christ our Lord is ever present,
Sober therefore wait His call,
That the lovingkindness spare thee
Of the Lord who filleth all.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wake, my soul! In careless slumber
Title: Kontakion-Automelon
Greek Title: ψυχή μου! ψυχή μου! ἀνάστα, τί καθεύδεις;
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Source: Horologion, p. 369



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