Awake, O Sleeper

Awake, O sleeper, rise from death, And Christ shall give you light

Author: Bland Tucker (1980)
Published in 13 hymnals

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Author: Bland Tucker

Francis Bland Tucker (born Norfolk, Virginia, January 6, 1895). The son of a bishop and brother of a Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, he was educated at the University of Virginia, B.A., 1914, and at Virginia Theological Seminary, B.D., 1920; D.D., 1944. He was ordained deacon in 1918, priest in 1920, after having served as a private in Evacuation Hospital No.15 of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. His first charge was as a rector of Grammer Parish, Brunswick County, in southern Virginia. From 1925 to 1945, he was rector of historic St. John's Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Then until retirement in 1967 he was rector of John Wesley's parish in Georgia, old Christ Church, Savannah. In "Reflecti… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, O sleeper, rise from death, And Christ shall give you light
Title: Awake, O Sleeper
Author: Bland Tucker (1980)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1984 Augsburg Publishing House




Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Common Praise (1998) #115


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #452

Lutheran Service Book #697

One in Faith #689

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #904

RitualSong #729

The Hymnal 1982 #547


The United Methodist Hymnal #551

The Worshiping Church #449

Voices United #566

With One Voice #745

Worship (3rd ed.) #586

Worship (4th ed.) #915

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