Song: Awake, My Soul in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Doddridge, Philip

Page 193
Format: Words only
Designation: 205
Verses: 4 verses


Verse 1
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve,
And press with vigor on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
And an immortal crown.

Verse 2
A cloud of witnesses around
Hold thee in full survey;
Forget the steps already trod,
And onward urge thy way.

Verse 3
’Tis God’s all-animating voice,
That calls thee from on high,
’Tis His own hand presents the prize
To thine aspiring eye.

Verse 4
Blest Saviour, introduced by Thee
Have I my race begun;
And, crowned with victory, at Thy feet
I’ll lay my honors down.