174. Awake, Awake, Put On Thy Strength, O Zion

1 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion;
God's purpose tarries, but his will stands fast;
of Judah's tribe is born the mighty Lion,
and he shall bruise the serpent's head at last.

Refrain:
Promise and covenant God surely keeps:
he watching o'er us slumbers not, nor sleeps.

2 O ye that thirst, the pleasant fountains wait you;
ye that are poor, ye shall be freely fed.
Why give ye gold for wine that cannot sate you?
Why strive your hands for that which is not bread? (Refrain)

3 For now the low estate of his handmaiden
God hath regarded, and she shall be blest;
hear him that saith, "Come, all ye heavy laden,
come unto me, and I will give you rest." (Refrain)

4 Arise and shine: thy battlements are shining;
upon thee breaks the glory of the Lord;
and from the east, thy royalty divining,
the Gentiles come to see thy peace restored. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion
Title: Awake, Awake, Put On Thy Strength, O Zion
Author: C.A. Alington (1918)
Author: Ronald A. Knox (1918)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Scripture: Exodus 3:15; Exodus 49:9; Luke 1:48; Psalm 121:4; Isaiah 52:1; Isaiah 55:1-2; Isaiah 60:1-2; Matthew 11:28; Revelation 5:5
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Promise and covenant God surely keeps
Tune Information
Name: PILGRIMS
Composer (adapt.): Henry Smart (1868; adapt.)
Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain
Key: D Major



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