Awake, arise, and greet the dawning day

Awake, arise, and greet the dawning day

Translator: John Brownlie
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Awake, arise, and greet the dawning day,
See, on the hills, the morning beams are shed;
Wipe from your eyes the tears of grief away,
For lo, the Christ is risen, Who was dead.

Awake, arise, nor seek the empty tomb,
He is not there, Who died by cruel men;
But, as the sun that rises from the gloom,
He hath arisen, nor sets in night again.

Woeful the day when sin and death assailed,
Day died at noon, and hope despairing fled;
Long was the night, but morning hath prevailed,
Sin is o'erthrown, and death itself is dead.

Awake, arise, and as the angel throng
Welcomed the Christ on earth, in weakness born,
Break into praise, and with triumphant song
Welcome the dawning of a fairer morn.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, arise, and greet the dawning day
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English