Scripture Verse

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1

Introduction

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Henry U. Onderdonk
(1789–1858)

Words: Hen­ry U. On­der­donk, 1826.

Music: Grif­fith Würt­tem­berg me­lo­dy (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep;
Wake, and o’er thy folly weep;
Raise thy spirit, dark and dead;
Jesus waits His light to shed.

Wake from sleep; arise from death;
See the bright and living path;
Watchful, tread thy path, be wise;
Leave thy folly, seek the skies.

Leave thy folly, cease from crime;
From this hour redeem thy time;
Life secure without delay;
Evil is thy mortal day.

O then, rouse thee from thy sleep;
Wake, and o’er thy folly weep;
Jesus calls from death and night;
Jesus waits to shed His light.