Awake! Awake! Fling off the night


Awake! Awake! Fling off the night,
for God has sent a glorious light,
and we who live in Christ's new day
must works of darkness put away.

Awake and sing, with praises strong,
in psalm and hymn and spirit-song.
Let love our words and works renew
with all that's good and right and true.

Let in the light; all sin expose
to Christ, whose life no darkness knows.
Before the cross expectant kneel,
that Christ may judge, and judging, heal.

Then rise as children of the light.
Be neither proud, nor hide from sight.
Be careful how you live, and wise
to sift the truth from cunning lies.

Through Christ give thanks to God, and say
to other sleepers on the way:
"Awake, and rise up from the dead
that Christ may shine on you instead!"



Words: J.R. Peacey (1896-1971)
Words © 1991 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
For permission to reproduce this hymn in all territories except the UK, contact: Hope Publishing Company, www.hopepublishing.com
In the UK: contact The Revd. Mary J. Hancock, 55 Huntspill Street, London SW17 0AA England

Music: Deus tuorum militum, Church Triumphant, Hilary

Meter: LM

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