1 Awake, O Spirit of the watchmen
who never held their peace by day or night,
contending from the walls of Zion against the foe,
confiding in your might.
Throughout the world their cry is ringing still,
and bringing peoples to your holy will.
2 O Lord, no let you fire enkindle our hearts
tht ev'rywhere its falme may go
and spread the glory of redemption,
that all the world your saving grace may know.
O harvest Lord, look down on us, and view
how white the fields, the laborers how few!
3 Lord, to our earnest prayer now hearken,
the prayer we offer at your Son's command,
for lo! while storms around us darken,
thy chldren's hearts are stirred in ev'ry land
to cry for help with zeal and urgency;
O hear us, Lord, and speak, "Thus shall it be!"
4 Send forth, O Lord, your strong evangel
by many messengers, all hearts to win.
Make haste to help us in our weaknee,
break down the realm of Satan, death, and sin.
The circle of the earth shall then proclaim
your kingdom and the glory of your name.
|First Line:||Awake, O Spirit of the watchmen|
|Title:||Awake, O Spirit of the Watchmen|
|Translator (st. 3):||Catherine Winkworth (1863)|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 21:8; Matthew 6:10; Matthew 9:37|
|Source:||Wach auf, du Geist der ersten Zeugen, 1750; Lutheran Book of Worship (1978), tr. st. 1,2,4|
|Copyright:||Words copyright © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|
|Name:||DIR, DIR, JEHOVA|
|Source:||J. A. Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch (1704) (melody)|