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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion / Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion! The foe’s at the

Original language: English

Words: Charles W. Penrose
Music: Thomas E. Williams; Thomas A. Becket Sr.

Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!
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1. Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!The foe’s at the door of your homes;Let each heart be the heart of a lion,Unyielding and proud as he roams.Remember the wrongs of Missouri;Forget not the fate of Nauvoo;When the God-hating foe is before you,Stand firm and be faithful and true.
2. By the mountains our Zion’s surrounded;Her warriors are noble and brave;And their faith on Jehovah is founded,Whose power is mighty to save.Opposed by a proud, boasting nation,Their numbers, compared, may be few;But their union is known through creation,And they’ve always been faithful and true.
3. Shall we bear with oppression forever?Shall we tamely submit to the foe,While the ties of our kindred they severAnd the blood of our Prophets shall flow?No! the thought sets the heart wildly beating;Our vows at each pulse we renew,Ne’er to rest till our foes are retreating,And to be ever faithful and true.
4. Though assisted by legions infernal,The plundering wretches advance,With a host from the regions eternal,We’ll scatter their troops at a glance.Soon “the Kingdom” will be independent;In wonder the nations will viewThe despised ones in glory resplendent;The let us be faithful and true!

These charts show information about the frequency and use of this song in English LDS hymnbooks. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion!

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion!

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion!

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion!

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Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!

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About the tune composer

Thomas E. Williams; Thomas A. Becket Sr.

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