Awake, awake, my sluggish soul

Awake, awake, my sluggish soul

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Awake, awake, each sluggish soul!
Awake, and view the setting sun!
See how the shades of death advance,
Ere half the task of life is done.

2 Soon will he close our drowsy eyes,
Nor shall we hear these warnings more;
Soon will the mighty Judge approach:
E'en now he stands before the door!

3 O Saviour! let these awful scenes
Be ever present to our view;
Teach us to gird our loins about,
And trim our dying lamps anew.

4 Then, when the king of terror comes,
Our souls shall hail the happy day.
Haste, then, O Saviour! from above,
Nor let thy chariot-wheels delay!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #821

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, awake, my sluggish soul
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

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Awake, awake, my sluggish soul. O. Heginbothom. [Watchfulness.] First published in his Hymns, &c, 1794, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon St. Luke xii. 38-39. In 1812 it was transferred to Collyer's Collection, No. 653, unaltered, and thus came in to common use. In some American collections, stanzas v. and vi. are omitted. In America it is also given as "Awake, awake, each drowsy soul," as in the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, No. 558. In the Baptist Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1872, we have stanza i., iii., and iv., and in Church Pastorals, Boston, 1864, stanzas i., iii., v. and vi.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #170TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d28
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #816Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d47
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d82
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #340Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H602Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #602Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #148Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #205Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #308Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1082Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #234Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d58
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #234TextPage Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #234Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #234Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #234Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #602Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d80
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #654Page Scan
Revival Hymns #13Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d33
The Baptist Praise Book #558Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #97Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #553Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d43
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #422Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d29
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #413Page Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D292Page Scan
The Saint's Harp: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to prayer and social meetings, and seasons of revival (2nd ed., Rev. and Imp.) #16Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #821TextPage Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d33
Village Hymns #d47
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #85Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #85Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #85Page Scan



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