Text Source: Johann J. Vetter's Sammlung einiger christlichen Lieder für die Kinder, 1834 Composer: Hans Georg Nägeli (1773-1836)
1. Awake, my heart, and honor With praise and thanks and might Thy God and Thy Creator, And sentinel at night! The morning sun with splendor Proclaims its Maker’s fame; Anthems of praise do render, All ye who bear His name.
2. To all parts under heaven Thy truth and faith extend; We see each morn and even Thy grace of covenant. Let us this day consider, Oh, Lord, Thy kindliness; Our heart and soul together Inspire with thankfulness.
3. My heartfelt thanks I bring Thee; Salvation I have found. As Thou hast suffered for me, In love to Thee I’m bound. And what Thou, Lord, hast given I consecrate to Thee. O, lead us, Lord, to heaven, Where we Thy glory see!
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!