Scripture Verse

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Isaiah 52:1


Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 107: The ho­ly ci­ty pur­i­fied and guard­ed.

Music: An­vern Ger­man tune. Ar­ranged by Lo­well Ma­son, 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc) (re­peats last line of each verse).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Ae in Car­mi­na Sac­ra, by Lo­well Ma­son (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1844), page 57 (🔊 pdf nwc) (two stan­zas each verse, no re­peats)
  • Truro from Psal­mo­dia Ev­an­ge­li­ca, by Tho­mas Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc)


Triumphant Zion! lift thy head
From dust and darkness, and the dead,
Though humbled long, awake at length,
And gird thee with thy Sav­ior’s strength.

Put all thy beauteous garments on,
And let thy various charms be known;
The world thy glories shall confess,
Decked in the robes of right­eous­ness.

No more shall foes unclean invade,
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread:
No more shall hell’s insulting host
Their vic­to­ry and thy sorrows boast.

God from on high thy groans will hear;
His hand thy ruin shall repair:
Reared and adorned by love divine
Thy towers and battlements shall shine.

Grace shall dispose thy heart and voice
To share, and echo back her joys;
Nor will her watchful monarch cease
To guard her in eter­nal peace.