Wake, harp of Sion, wake again

Wake, harp of Sion, wake again

Author: James Edmeston
Tune: ST. BERNARD (Tochter Sion)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Wake, harp of Sion, wake again
Upon thine ancient hill,
On Jordan's long-deserted plain,
By Kedron's lowly rill.

2 The hymn shall yet in Sion swell,
That sounds Messiah's praise,
And Thy loved Name, Emmanuel,
As once in ancient days.

3 For Israel yet shall own her King,
For her salvation waits,
And hill and dale shall sweetly sing,
With praise in all her gates.

4 Oh, hasten Lord, these promised days,
When Israel shall rejoice;
And Jew and Gentile join in praise,
With one united voice!

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wake, harp of Sion, wake again
Author: James Edmeston
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

ST. BERNARD (Tochter Sion)


TIVERTON (Grigg)

Rippon credited this tune to "Rev. F. J. Grigg (d. 1768). This may refer to Joseph Grigg who died in 1768. However, it is also possible the tune was composed by Jacob Grigg, who was born in 1769 and was a fellow student with John Rippon at the Bristol Baptist College. It is also credited to Thomas G…

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