Zion, awake and brighten

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1 Zion, awake and brighten!
Lo, day begins to lighten,
Thy Light draws nigh to thee;
The brightness of His glory,
The morn of Prophets' story,
Now shines around and over thee.

2 Though earth is yet beclouded,
And Gentile nations shrouded
In darkness dense and drear,
The Lord, thy Life, hath blessed thee,
With loving grace caressed thee
And crowned thy brow with honors dear.

3 On this broad earth the nations,
Throughout all generations,
That see the light of day,
Shall learn thy brighter glory;
And men shall haste before thee,
To see thy Light and bless its ray.

4 Behold the surging masses!
Thy Light doth draw all classes,
The world turns unto thee,
Thy fame hath reached their hearing,
Their sons and daughters, nearing,
Haste at thy shrine to bend the knee.

5 Thy heart shall leap within thee
when thou shalt see th'assembly,
Th'abundance of the sea;
Thine eyes shall feast on courses
Of myriad Gentile forces,
That come converted unto thee.

6 There are glad delegations
From Ephah and far nations,
And clouds from Midian;
With gold shall Saba cheer thee,
And incense; all that near thee
Shall sing thy praise, O chosen One!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #51

Author: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

Author: Martin Opitz

Opitz, Martin, son of Sebastian Opitz, butcher at Bunzlau in Silesia, was born at Bunzlau, Dec. 23, 1597. He entered the University of Frankfurt a. Oder in 1618, and in 1619 went to Heidelberg, where he acted as a private tutor, and studied literature and philosophy at the University, paying also short visits to Strassburg and Tübingen. When the University was threatened by the Spanish troops (they sacked the town under Tilly in Sept. 1622), Opitz left Heidelberg in Oct. 1620, and with his friend, H. A. Hamilton (a member of a Danish noble family, travelled through Holland, Friesland and Jutland. In the spring of 1621 he returned to Silesia through Lübeck, and at Easter, 1622, became Professor of Philosophy and Poetry in the Gymnasium, fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Zion, awake and brighten
Author: E. Cronenwett
Author: Martin Opitz
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #51

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #51

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a51

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d843

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d428

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