Awake, our drowsy souls

Awake, our drowsy souls. Elizabeth Scott* (1708–1776) This appears in the manuscript collection, Hymns and Poems by Elizabeth Scott*. In a modern numbering of those 90 hymns and poems, this one is indexed as H39. A transcription of H39 showing Scott’s heading, spelling (some of which are idiosyncratic), punctuation, and capitalizations follows below.  Possibly H39 was included in Scott’s Collection as early as 1740, as this date appears in her letter to her father that accompanied some of her hymns. Probably the first publication was in John Ash* and Caleb Evans*’s A Collection of Hymns adapted for Public Worship (Bristol, 1769; see Ash and Evans's A Collection of Hymns*). Ash and Evans...

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