Scripture Verse

I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Wal­lace H. How­ell, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1884), num­ber 92.

Music: Sa­ha­ra Ro­bert Low­ry, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of How­ell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Awake in Je­sus—O how blest
To be for­ev­er on His breast;
No sor­row now, and no more tears,
But peace and joy that ban­ish fears.


Awake in Je­sus, awake in Je­sus,
To bear His like­ness for­ev­er­more.

Awake in Je­sus—sweet­est frame,
To feel His breath like liv­ing flame;
And hear my lov­ing Fa­ther say,
Now all thy tears are wiped away.


Awake in Je­sus—heav’n­ly light,
Whose pre­sence drives away my night;
Who bids me all His glo­ry trace,
And see my Sav­ior face to face.