Scripture Verse

Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee to you. Leviticus 25:10

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Cran­ston and Stowe & John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 96.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837–1899)

Lyrics

Awake! Awake!
The Mas­ter now is call­ing us,
Arise! Arise! And, trust­ing in His Word,
Go forth! Go forth!
Proclaim the year of ju­bi­lee,
And take the cross, the bless­èd cross
Of Christ our Lord.

Refrain

On, on, swell the cho­rus,
On, on, the morn­ing star is shin­ing o’er us;
On, on, while be­fore us,
Our migh­ty, migh­ty Sav­ior leads the way.
Glory, glo­ry, hear the ev­er­last­ing throng,
Shout Ho­san­na! while we bold­ly march along;
Faithful sol­diers here be­low,
Only Je­sus will we know;
Shouting Free sal­va­tion! o’er the world we go.

A cry for light
From dy­ing ones in hea­then lands;
It comes, it comes across the ocean’s foam;
Then haste! Oh, haste
To spread the words of truth abroad,
Forgetting not the starv­ing poor
At home, dear home.

Refrain

O Church of God,
Extend thy kind, ma­ter­nal arms,
To save the lost on mount­ains dark and cold;
Reach out thy hand
With lov­ing smile to res­cue them,
And bring them to the shel­ter of
The Sav­ior’s fold.

Refrain

Look up! Look up!
The pro­mised day is draw­ing near,
When all shall hail, shall hail the Sav­ior King;
When peace and joy
Shall fold their wings in ev­ery clime,
And Glory, hal­le­lu­jah! o’er
The earth shall ring.

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