Awake, ye saints; to praise your KingAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 78 hymnals
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Come praise the Lord! Come praise our King!
Let sweetest songs be raised!
Our pious pleasure, while we sing,
increases with our praise.
Great is the Lord; and works unknown
are God's divine employ.
His faithful saints are near his throne,
as treasures, and as joy.
We saints adore the living God,
we serve with faith and prayer;
God makes the churches his abode,
and claims our honors there.
Source: In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #94
Awake, ye saints, to praise your King. I. Watts. [Ps. cxxxv.] His C.M. version of Ps. cxxxv., in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, first published in his Psalms of David, &c, 1719. In a note thereto he says, “In the 5th stanza I have borrowed a verse from Jer. xiv. 22, "Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain.” This stanza begins "Which of the stocks and stones they trust." As a whole the paraphrase is not in general use. A cento beginning “Great is the Lord, and works unknown” is given in New Congregational Hymn Book, No. 225. It is composed of stanzas ii.-v. and viii.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|In Melody and Songs: hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts #94||Come praise the Lord! Come praise our King!||RAVALLI||Isaac Watts||CM||Psalm 135||2014||Psalm 135, alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9309||Awake, ye saints; to praise your king||Awake, Ye Saints; To Praise Your King||NEW BRITAIN||Isaac Watts|