Awake and Sing the Song

Melody -

William Hammond, 1746

Awake and sing the song
Of Moses and the Lamb;
Tune every heart and every tongue
To praise the Saviour's name.

2. Sing of His dying love;
Sing of His rising power;
Sing how He intercedes above
For those whose sins He bore.

3. If you have felt His grace,
You'll not refuse to sing,
But summon all your powers to praise
Your Saviour and Your King.

4. Look back and see the state
Wherein your nature lay;
Then wonder at His love so great,
Who did your ransom pay.

5. His faithfulness proclaim
While life and health are given;
Join hands and hearts to praise His name
Till we all meet in heaven.

6. May Jesus' Word take place
And wisdom in us dwell
That we His miracles of grace
In psalms and hymns may tell.

7. Tell in seraphic strains
What Christ has done for you,
How He has taken off your chains
And formed your hearts anew.

8. Be careful to approve
Yourselves His children dear;
Admonish and provoke to love,
To righteousness and fear.

9. Leave carnal joys below,
To men of meaner taste;
Think, speak, and sing of nothing now
But Christ the first and last.

10. Are you in deep distress?
Then sing to ease the smart,
Are you rejoiced? Let psalms express
The gladness of your heart.

11. When Paul and Silas sung,
The earth began to quake;
The prison-doors were open flung,
Her firm foundations shake.

12. The prisoners' bands were loosed
Who can the Lord control?
May equal powers be now diffused
And free each captive soul.

13. Sing till your feel your hearts
Ascending with your tongues;
Sing till the love of sin departs
And grace inspires your songs.

14. Sing till you heart Christ say,
"Your sins are all forgiven";
Go on, rejoicing all the way,
And sing your souls to heaven.

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