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==Original text and translations==
 
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<poem>1. Awake, my soul, and with the sun
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Thy daily stage of duty run;
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Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise,
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To pay thy morning sacrifice.
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2. Thy precious time misspent redeem;
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Each present day thy last esteem;
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Improve thy talent with due care;
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For the great day thyself prepare.
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3. In conversation be sincere;
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Keep conscience as the noontide clear;
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Think how all-seeing God thy ways,
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And all thy secret thoughts surveys.
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4. Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
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And with the angels bear thy part,
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Who all night long unwearied sing
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High praise to the eternal King.
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5. I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir!
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May your devotion me inspire,
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That I, like you, my age may spend,
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Like you, may on my God depend.
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6. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
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Praise him, all creatures here below;
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Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
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Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. </poem>
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[[Category:Sheet music]]
 
[[Category:Sheet music]]
 
[[Category:Romantic music]
 
[[Category:Romantic music]

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General Information

Title: Morning hymn
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Lyricist: Thomas Ken

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella
Published:

Description: Arrangement by S. S. Wesley of a tune by F. H. Barthélémon (1741-1808), set to a poem by Bishop Thomas Ken (1637-1711), non-juring bishop of Bath & Wells

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Original text and translations

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1. 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.

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

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

4. 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.

5. I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir!
May your devotion me inspire,
That I, like you, my age may spend,
Like you, may on my God depend.

6. 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.

[[Category:Romantic music]