Awake, my heart; arise, my tongueAuthor: Isaac Watts
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Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue,
Prepare a tuneful voice;
In God, the life of all my joys,
Aloud will I rejoice.
'Tis he adorned my naked soul,
And made salvation mine;
Upon a poor polluted worm
He makes his graces shine.
And lest the shadow of a spot
Should on my soul be found,
He took the robe the Savior wrought,
And cast it all around.
How far the heav'nly robe exceeds
What earthly princes wear
These ornaments, how bright they shine!
How white the garments are!
The Spirit wrought my faith, and love,
And hope, and every grace;
But Jesus spent his life to work
The robe of righteousness.
Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed
By the great Sacred Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise
Let all thy powers agree.
Awake, my heart, arise my tongue. I. Watts. [Spiritual Clothing.] First published in his Hymns and Sacred Songs, 1707 (1709, Bk. i., No. 20), in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in later editions. It is based on Is. lxi. 10. It came into common use at an early date, and is still found in many collections in Great Britain and America.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #7395||Awake, My Heart; Arise, My Tongue||Awake, My Heart; Arise, My Tongue||MORRISON||126.96.36.199|
|The Cyber Hymnal #148||Awake, My Heart; Arise, My Tongue||Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue||MORRISON||Isaac Watts||CM||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Songs, Book I,</cite> 1707, number 20.|
|The Shenandoah Harmony: A collection of shape-note tunes, ancient and modern, for singing groups large or small #9A||BRAY||Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue||BRAY||2012|