Awake, and Sing the Song

Words:SM • W. Hammond (1745), G. Whitefield (1753), M. Madan (1760), A. M. Toplady with Watts (1776), influences from Hall's Mitre (1836) as well as Ch. Hymns (1871)
Music:ST. THOMAS • Aaron Williams (1763) with historical influences



Awake, and sing the song
  Of Moses and the Lamb;
Wake, every heart and every tongue,
  To praise the Savior’s name.


Sing of His dying love;
  Sing of His rising pow’r;
Sing how He intercedes above
  For those whose sins He bore.


Sing on your heav’nly way,
  Ye ransomed sinners, sing;
Sing on, rejoicing every day
  In Christ, the glorious King.


Soon shall you hear Him say,
  “Ye blessed children, come!”
Soon will He call you hence away,
  And take His pilgrims home.


There shall our raptured tongue
  His endless praise proclaim,
And sweeter voices tune the song
  Of Moses and the Lamb.

Compared to Hymnals

  No. Words Music
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs 112 Vs 4 ends “To our eternal home”
instead of “And take His pilgrims home”;
Vs 5 begins “There shall each raptured tongue”
instead of “There shall our raptured tongue”
Simplifies voice leading
Songs for Worship and Praise 41 Vs 2 ends “For those who are His own”
instead of “For those whose sins He bore”;
Lacks vs 5
Songs of Faith and Praise n/a
Praise for the Lord 57 Lacks vs 5 Identical
Hymns for Worship (Revised) 6 Lacks vs 5 Identical
Songs of the Church 33 Lacks vs 5 Identical
Sacred Selections n/a
Christian Hymns No. 2 n/a
Great Songs of the Church No. 2 344 Lacks vs 5 Identical



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Through [Jesus] let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
— Hebrews 13:15