Advent Hymnals

214. AWAKE MY SOUL

Christ in Song,

1.
Awake, my soul, and greet the dawn,
Behold, the dreary night is gone;
The sunless grave gives back its prey,
For Christ came forth at break of day.

Chorus:
Awake, my soul,
The Saviour lives, no more to die,
Awake, my soul, 
The Lord ascends on high.

2.
Amazed were they, the Roman guard,
Who fast the sepulcher had barred,
To see how vain the watch the seal,
When Jesus did his might reveal.  [Chorus]

3.
In lofty strains let Zion sing
The praise of her triumphant King;
Captivity is captive led,
For Christ is risen from the dead.  [Chorus]

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Title Awake My Soul
Key B♭ Major
Titles Awake, my soul,
First Line Awake, my soul, and greet the dawn
Author R. L. Fletcher
Year 1908
Composer Robert Lowry
Hymnal -
Tune Awake, my soul, and greet the dawn
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Subjects Special Occasions: Easter
Texts 1 Corinthians 15:20
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