Awake, awake the sacred songAuthor: Anne Steele
Published in 122 hymnals
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I. Awake, awake the sacred song
To our incarnate Lord:
Let ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue,
Adore th’eternal Word.
II. That awful Word, that sov'reign pow'r,
By whom the worlds were made;
(O happy morn! illustrious hour!)
Was once in flesh array'd!
III. Then shone almighty pow'r and love,
In all their glorious forms,
When Jesus left His throne above,
To dwell with sinful worms.
IV. To dwell with misery below,
The Savior left the skies;
And sunk to wretchedness and woe,
That worthless man might rise.
V. Adoring angels tun'd their songs
To hail the joyful day:
With rapture then, let mortal tongues
Their grateful worship pay!
VI. What glory, Lord, to thee is due?
With wonder we adore;
But could we sing as angels do,
Our highest praise were poor.
Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #85
Awake, awake the sacred song. Anne Steele. [Christmas.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, &c, 1760, vol. i. p. 85, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "The Incarnate Saviour." It was also included in the 1780 edition of the Poems, and in D. Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1859. It came into common use by being adopted by Ash and Evans in their Bristol Collection, 1769, No. 88, from whence it passed into a few hymnals. It is still in use in America, and is given in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872, the Baptist Praise Book, 1871, and Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865, the first omitting stanza vi. and the remaining two stanza iv.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|An American Christmas Harp #129||Hallowell||Awake awake the sacred song||HALLOWELL||C.M.||2009|
|The Cyber Hymnal #308||Awake, Awake the Sacred Song||Awake, awake the sacred song||DIVINITY||Anne Steele||CM||<cite>Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional</cite>, 1760, Volume I, page 85|