Wake the song of jubilee

Wake the song of jubilee

Author: Leonard Bacon
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Wake the song, wake the song,
wake the song, wake the song of jubilee;
Wake the song, wake the song,
wake the song, the song of jubilee;

Let it echo o’er the sea,
let it echo o’er the sea.
Wake the song, wake the song,
wake the song, wake the song,
wake the song of jubilee, of jubilee;
Loud as mighty thunder’s roar,
when it breaks, when it breaks upon the shore;
Wake the song of jubilee, of jubilee,
Let it echo, let it echo o’er the sea.

See Jehovah’s banner furled,
Sheathed the sword, He speaks, ‘tis done,
now the kingdoms of this world are the Kingdoms of the Son;
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, Amen.

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #152

Author: Leonard Bacon

Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns fo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wake the song of jubilee
Author: Leonard Bacon
Source: Pratt's Collection

Notes

Leonard Bacon, D.D., was born in Detroit (where his father was a missionary to the Indians), February 19, 1802, and educated at Yale college and at Andover. In 1825 he was ordained Pastor of the Centre Church, New Haven, and retained that charge until 1866, when he was appointed Professor of Theology in Yale Divinity School. This professorship he resigned in 1871; but till his death in 1881, he was Lecturer on Church Polity. He died December 23, 1881. Dr. Bacon rendered important service to hymnology both as writer and compiler. While a student at Andover, he edited an important and now rare tract entitled Hymns and Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert [of Prayer for Missions], Andover, September 1823. This contained the three hymns following, which are his:-

  • Wake the song of jubilee. Missions. Of these No. 1 is found in Lyra Sac. Amer., p. 6 and No. 3 was adopted, with alterations, by Pratt in his Psalms and Hymns (Lond. Seeley & Co,. 1829), fro which it passed into Greene and Mason's Church Psalmody, 1831, and the Church Psalmist of the Evangelical Christians (N. Y., 1845, 7th ed.). This altered text, with some further changes, was adopted by the author in his Appendix to T. Dwight's revised ed. of Watt's Psalms, 1833.

    -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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    AMBOY


    [Wake the song, wake the song] (Excell)


    MONKLAND

    The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…

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