Nursery Rhymes

Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun

Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun" hymn were written by its English author Thomas Ken. The author of the hymn, Thomas Ken, was born on July 1637 and died on March 19, 1711. The soaring music that accompanies the "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun" song of praise was composed by Joseph Mainzer The composer of the music to the "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun" hymn, Joseph Mainzer, was born on October 21, 1801 and died on November 10, 1851. We have placed "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun" in the category of Church Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun Hymn
Title: Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun *** Name of Composer: Joseph Mainzer *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Thomas Ken *** Hymns Category: Church Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun" lyrics, Thomas Ken (July 1637-March 19, 1711), was born in Little Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, England and achieved fame as a Anglican priest, Bishop of Bath and Wells and Hymn writer.

Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun Lyrics

Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

Thy precious time misspent, redeem,
Each present day thy last esteem,
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare.

By influence of the Light divine
Let thy own light to others shine.
Reflect all Heaven's propitious ways
In ardent love, and cheerful praise.

In conversation be sincere;
Keep conscience as the noontide clear;
Think how all seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.

Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.

All praise to Thee, Who safe has kept
And hast refreshed me while I slept
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake
I may of endless light partake.

Heav'n is, dear Lord, where'er Thou art,
O never then from me depart;
For to my soul 'tis hell to be
But for one moment void of Thee.

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew;
Disperse my sins as morning dew.
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with Thyself my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

I would not wake nor rise again
And Heaven itself I would disdain,
Wert Thou not there to be enjoyed,
And I in hymns to be employed.

Heaven is, dear Lord, where'er Thou art;
O never then from me depart;
For to my soul 'tis hell to be
But for one moment without Thee.

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun", Joseph Mainzer (October 21, 1801-November 10, 1851), was born in Trier, Germany and became famous as a Priest, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Awake, my Soul, and with the Sun
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Thomas Ken (July 1637 to March 19, 1711)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Mainzer (October 21, 1801 to November 10, 1851)
Hymn Category: Church Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Awake, my soul, and with the sun Thy daily stage of duty run"
First Publication Date: 1674

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