Awake, my soul! lift up thine eyes

Awake, my soul! lift up thine eyes. Anna Letitia Barbauld* (1743-1825). First published in her friend William Enfield*’s Hymns for Public Worship: selected from various authors, and intended as a supplement to Dr Watts’s Psalms (Warrington, 1772), entitled ‘The Conflict’. It had six stanzas: Awake, my soul, lift up thine eyes; See where thy foes against thee rise, In long array, a numerous host; Awake my soul, or thou art lost. Here giant danger threat’ning stands Mustering his pale terrific bands; There pleasure’s silken banners spread, And willing souls are captive led. See where rebellious passions rage, And fierce desires and lusts engage; The meanest foe of all the train Has...

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