Scripture Verse

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save. Zephaniah 3:17


Words: Will­iam W. New­ton, The Voice of St. John, and Oth­er Po­ems (New York: An­son D. F. Ran­dolph, 1881), pag­es 22–23, alt.

Music: Pa­pil­lon Charles O. Ar­nold, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 278, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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

William W. Newton (1843–1914)


Awake! Awake! Glad voic­es make
Sing praise to Christ the Lord,
The liv­ing Word in earth and Heav’n,
Eternally ad­ored!
For thank­ful songs from hearts and tongues
To Christ our king are giv’n,
From hearts of men set free again
And hap­py saints in Heav’n.

’Tis East­er morn, new faith is born,
The day of days the best.
Sing praise to God! Sing out abroad,
With joy and hope pos­sessed!
For now the Prince of Peace hath fought,
And tri­umphed o’er the grave,
With ho­ly arm and strong right hand,
Omnipotent to save.

No sha­dows now, our spir­its bow,
Our souls are raised on high;
The Son of Man, in God’s own plan,
Has come to earth to die.
No doubts or fear could hold Him here
Detained by mor­tal breath.
For now He lives and free­ly gives
Redemption ov­er death!