Scripture Verse

It is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:11


Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)

Words: Phil­ip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 264: The near ap­proach of sal­va­tion, an en­gage­ment to di­li­gence and love.

Music: Ze­rah Lo­well Ma­son, 1837 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes,
And raise your voic­es high;
Away, and praise that so­ver­eign Love,
That shows sal­va­tion nigh.

On all the wings of time it flies;
Each mo­ment brings it near;
Then wel­come each de­clin­ing day!
Welcome each clos­ing year!

Not ma­ny years their round shall run,
Nor ma­ny morn­ings rise,
Ere all its glo­ries stand re­vealed
To our ad­mir­ing eyes.

Ye wheels of na­ture, speed your course;
Ye mor­tal pow­ers, de­cay;
Fast as ye bring the night of death,
Ye bring eter­nal day.