Mortals, awake, with angels join
Mortals, awake, with angels join. Samuel Medley* (1738-1799).
This attractive and original Christmas hymn is dated 1782 in JJ, p.722, where W.R. Stevenson mentions ‘a Coll. For the use of All Denominations, pub. In London in 1782’ (this has not been identified: it is not Richard Conyers*’ Collection of Psalms and Hymns, from Various Authors: for the Use of Serious and Devout Christians of every denomination, 1780, many editions).
This hymn is Hymn LII in Medley’s Hymns. The public worship and private devotions of the Christians assisted, in some thoughts in verse: principally drawn from select passages of the word of God (1800). It was entitled ‘The Nativity of Christ’:
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