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Wake to the songs that lips unsullied sing

Wake to the songs that lips unsullied sing

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Wake to the songs that lips unsullied sing,
And let their tones responsive echoes call,—
There’s more to cheer us than our senses bring,
And sweeter anthems than from mortals fall.

Saints in the land where sin is all unknown,
Where care nor sorrow can the light subdue,
Dwell in the glory of the heavenly throne,
And voice new praise, for wonders ever new.

Wake to their praise, and let us blend with theirs
Songs that shall travel to a fairer clime;
Glad as the morn, and hallowed by our prayers,
Offerings of duty from the realm of time.

One, we are one with victors gone before;
Songs that are ours, were theirs when in the strife;
Theirs shall be ours when, all our striving o’er,
Christ gives us entrance to immortal life.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Wake to the songs that lips unsullied sing
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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