Christ My Song - 2047
Awake, my glory! harp and lute! - Morning
(John S. B. Monsell/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Awake up, my glory; awake, lute and harp:
I myself will awake right early." (Psalm 57,9)
2. Amongst the people I will sing
hosannas to the glorious King;
amongst the nations I will raise
to my Redeemer songs of praise.
3. For wider than the heavens extend,
his mercy over all doth bend;
and, far beyond the power of speech,
his truth into the clouds doth reach.
4. Set up thyself, O God! on high
above the clouds, above the sky,
till all the world proclaim thy worth,
thy glory above all the earth.
5. Where is the promise of thy Word?
Hast thou forsaken us, O Lord?
O, wilt thou not our succour be,
our help against the enemy?
6. For vain is all the help of man,
though strong to do, and wise to plan:
through God alone shall we arise,
and tread down all our enemies.
7. Awake, my glory! harp and lute!
let naught when God is praised be mute;
awake right early, heart and voice!
and in thy Saviour's love rejoice.
John S. B. Monsell, Hymns of Love and Praise, 1877, 3-4.