"Awake, Thou Spirit, Who Didst Fire"
                      by Carl H. Von Bogatzky, 1690-1774
                 Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Awake, Thou Spirit, who didst fire
        The watchmen of the Church's youth,
        Who faced the Foe's envenomed ire,
        Who witnessed day and night Thy truth,
        Whose voices loud are ringing still
        And bringing hosts to know Thy will.

        2. Lord, let our earnest prayer be heard,
        The prayer Thy Son hath bid us pray;
        For, lo, Thy children's hearts are stirred
        In ev'ry land in this our day
        To cry with fervent soul to Thee,
        Oh, help us, Lord! So let it be!

        3. Oh, haste to help ere we are lost!
        Send preachers forth, in spirit strong,
        Armed with Thy Word, a dauntless host,
        Bold to attach the rule of wrong;
        Let them the earth for Thee reclaim,
        Thy heritage, to know Thy name.

        4. And let Thy Word have speedy course,
        Thro' ev'ry land be glorified,
        Till all the heathen know its force
        And fill Thy churches far and wide.
        Oh, spread the conquest of Thy Word
        And let Thy kingdom come, dear Lord!

Notes: Hymn #494 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:1 Author: Carl H. von Bogatzky, 1750, cento Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1855, alt. Titled: "Wach auf, du Geist der ersten Zeugen" Tune: "All Ehr' und Lob" 1st Published in: _Kirchengesangbuch_ Town: Strassburg, 1541
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