Scripture Verse

It is high time to awake out of sleep.@Romans 13:11

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Har­ri­et E. Jones (1823–1915). Ap­peared in The Chris­tian Church Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Har­vey R. Chris­tie (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 345.

Music: Neu­schwan­stein Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Harriet E. Jones
(1823–1915)

Lyrics

Ye slumbering Christians,
Arouse ye, awake!
The captives to free
And the strongholds to take!
So many are out in
The byways of sin,
And Jesus entreats you
To gather them in.

Refrain

Ye slumbering Christians,
Arise and go forth;
Go gather immortals
Of infinite worth.

Go forward! Go forward,
And prove by your toil,
That God’s Holy Spirit
Is leading the while!
True faith and good works go
Together alway,
And blessings await for
The souls that obey.

Refrain

Your beautiful garments,
O Zion, put on,
And labor with zeal
For the Infinite One!
Go forth with your hearts
Overflowing with love,
And win precious souls
For the kingdom above.

Refrain