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Ye mortals, awake with grateful song

Ye mortals, awake with grateful song

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Ye mortals, awake with grateful song]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ye mortals, awake with grateful song,
Away with sorrow and gloom;
Let music her joyful notes prolong,
For sinners are coming home.

Rejoice, salvation is free,
For sinners there is room;
The Saviour’s waiting to welcome thee,
O will you come.

2 Ye heavenly gates your bars unfold,
Ye choirs celestial sing;
While penitents, weary, faint and cold,
Their burdens to Jesus bring. [Refrain]

3 When none could for guilt and sin atone,
None save a ruined world;
‘Twas Jesus, whose mighty pow’r alone,
Our foe to destruction hurled. [Refrain]

4 O sinner, He gave His life for thee;
Canst thou not yet believe?
A pardon is waiting, full and free;
Accept it, and thou shalt live. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #116

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ye mortals, awake with grateful song
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, salvation is free
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Epworth Songs. For use in the Epworth League #d169

Sowing and Reaping #d156

Sunday School Chimes #d163

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The Helper in Sacred Song #116

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