Bride of the Lamb, awake, awake

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1. Bride of the Lamb, awake, awake!
Why sleep for sorrow now?
The hope of glory, Christ, is thine,
A child of glory thou.

2. Thy spirit, through the lonely night,
From earthly joy apart,
Hath sighed for One that’s far away—
The Bridegroom of thy heart.

3. But see! the night is waning fast,
The breaking morn is near;
And Jesus comes, with voice of love,
Thy drooping heart to cheer.

4. He comes—for oh, His yearning heart
No more can bear delay—
To scenes of full unmingled joy
To call His bride away.

5. Then weep no more; ’tis all thine own
His crown, His joy divine;
And, sweeter far than all beside,
He, He Himself is thine!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #604

Author: Sir Edward Denny

Denny, Sir Edward, Bart . Sir Edward Denny, son of Sir E. Denny, 4th baronet, of Tralee Castle, County of Kerry, was born 2 Oct., 1796, and succeeded his father in August, 1831. He is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, and has contributed largely to their hymnody. His first publication, in which many of his hymns appeared, was A Selection of Hymns, Lond. Central Tract Depot, 1839. This was followed by Hymns & Poems , Lond., 1848 (third ed., 1870). He has also published several prose works. Many of his hymns are popular, and are in extensive use as:—" A pilgrim through this lonely world"; "Bride of the Lamb, rejoice, rejoice"; “Bright with all His crowns of glory"; “Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart”; "Sweet feast of love d… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bride of the Lamb, awake, awake
Author: Sir Edward Denny

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Bride of the Lamb, awake, awake. Sir E. Denny. [Advent.] First appeared in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, cir. 1837-8, No. 128, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines: again in his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 332; and again in his Hymns and Poems, 1848, p. 36. In the last work it is entitled, "The Church cheered with the hope of her Lord's return." In 1855 it was included in Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Collection, No. 389, and in 1872 in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory. In Kennedy, 1863, it is given in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is also found in a few American collections.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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CANAAN (Perkins)


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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