Bride of the Lamb, awake, awake. Sir E. Denny. [Advent.] First appeared in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, cir. 1837-8, No. 128, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines: again in his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 332; and again in his Hymns and Poems, 1848, p. 36. In the last work it is entitled, "The Church cheered with the hope of her Lord's return." In 1855 it was included in Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Collection, No. 389, and in 1872 in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory. In Kennedy, 1863, it is given in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is also found in a few American collections.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)