Awake, My Soul, Awake

Awake, my soul, awake, 
Throw off the cloth of ease 
Try thy own weight and strength 
Cast off the dust, and reach 
Arise and stretch 
Arise and feel 
Awake, my soul, awake, 
Chase away the sleep

Escape, my soul, escape 
From visions false and vain 
Haste! Make a break from sin - 
Dreams that lead thy heart astray 
Away and fly 
Away to fight 
Escape, my soul, escape 
Take to flight again

Acquaint, my soul, acquaint  
Thyself with wakeful range 
Of Wisdom to obey 
Chase away thy folly great! 
Array with sense 
Array with strength 
Acquaint, my soul, acquaint  
Thyself with day

Thou hast woken me, Father 
- and told me of my sleep - 
Thank You for the gift of breath 
And energy to weep 
Thank You for the pain 
That reminds me I'm alive 
Gird me from the numbness 
Of forgetting Your goodness to me, Your bride. 
May I glory in Your goodness 
And glory in Your truth 
When all else fails to awe me, Lord, 
Let me live in wakeful wonderment of You


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