9300. Awake, Ye Saints, Awake

1 Awake, ye saints, awake,
And hail this sacred day;
In loftiest songs of praise
Your joyful homage pay:
Welcome the day that God hath blest,
The type of Heaven’s eternal rest.

2 On this auspicious morn
The Lord of life arose;
He burst the bars of death,
And vanquished all our foes:
And now He pleads our cause above,
And reaps the fruits of all His love.

3 All hail, triumphant Lord!
Heaven with hosannas rings,
And earth, in humbler strains,
Thy praise responsive sings:
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.

4 Great King, gird on Thy sword,
Ascend Thy conquering car;
While justice, truth, and love
Maintain Thy glorious war:
This day let sinners own Thy sway,
And rebels cast their arms awa

Text Information
First Line: Awake, ye saints, awake
Title: Awake, Ye Saints, Awake
Author: Thomas Cotterill, 1779-1823
Meter: 66.66.88
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ARTHUR'S SEAT by John Goss, in "Hymns and Songs of Praise" (New York: 1874)
Tune Information
Composer: John Darwall (1770)
Meter: 66.66.88
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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