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 standsMustering 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 trainHas thousands and...
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