663. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

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1 Awake, my soul, and with the sun
your daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
to pay your morning sacrifice.

2 Lord, I my vows to you renew.
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will,
and with yourself my spirit fill.

3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
all I design or do or say,
that all my powers, with all their might,
in your sole glory may unite.

Text Information
First Line: Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Title: Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun
Author: Thomas Ken (1695, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Scripture: Psalm 5:3; Psalm 50:14; Psalm 61:8; Psalm 92:2; Psalm 108:2-3; Psalm 139:2; Lamentations 3:22-23; Malachi 1:11; Matthew 5:16; John 9:4; Romans 13:12
Topic: Celebrating Time; Commitment; Guidance (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MORNING HYMN
Composer: François H. Barthélémon (1785)
Meter: LM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Harm. The Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917


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These three stanzas (of the original fifteen) convey the essence of the morning hymn that was paired with “All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night” (no. 675) in the daily devotions of the boys at Winchester College. This tune was later composed especially for these words.


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