Scripture Verse

Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you. Leviticus 25:10

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Cran­ston and Stowe & John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 96.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Awake! Awake!
The Master now is calling us,
Arise! Arise! And, trusting in His Word,
Go forth! Go forth!
Proclaim the year of jubilee,
And take the cross, the blessèd cross
Of Christ our Lord.

Refrain

On, on, swell the chorus,
On, on, the morning star is shining o’er us;
On, on, while before us,
Our mighty, mighty Savior leads the way.
Glory, glory, hear the everlasting throng,
Shout Hosanna! while we boldly march along;
Faithful soldiers here below,
Only Jesus will we know;
Shouting Free salvation! o’er the world we go.

A cry for light
From dying ones in heathen lands;
It comes, it comes across the ocean’s foam;
Then haste! Oh, haste
To spread the words of truth abroad,
Forgetting not the starving poor
At home, dear home.

Refrain

O Church of God,
Extend thy kind, maternal arms,
To save the lost on mountains dark and cold;
Reach out thy hand
With loving smile to rescue them,
And bring them to the shelter of
The Savior’s fold.

Refrain

Look up! Look up!
The promised day is drawing near,
When all shall hail, shall hail the Savior King;
When peace and joy
Shall fold their wings in every clime,
And Glory, hallelujah! o’er
The earth shall ring.

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