Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake

Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake

Author: Joseph Hart
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake,
And hear the God of Israel speak;
His word is faithful, firm and true,
Sinners, attend, He speaks to you.

2 "Mercy and vengeance in Me dwell,
One lifts to Heav’n, one casts to hell;
My favor’s more than life, My wrath
Will burn beyond the bounds of death."

3 Short is the space, and death must come,
And after death the day of doom,
When quick and dead the Judge shall call,
And deal their due deserts to all.

4 Fixed in their everlasting state,
Could men repent, ’twere then too late;
Justice has bolted mercy’s door,
And God’s long suffering is no more.

5 ’Tis now the Gospel message sent
Commands repentance—now repent;
Wisely be warned to refuge run,
Obey the Father, kiss the Son.

6 In Christ receive the gift of God,
Complete redemption thro’ His blood:
Mercy triumphant, sin forgiv’n,
And everlasting life in Heav’n.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10012

Author: Joseph Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, ye sleeping souls, awake
Author: Joseph Hart



The Cyber Hymnal #10012
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