Awake! O ye people, the Saviour is coming

Author: William W. Phelps
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)


Languages (3)

This song text has been indexed at SingPraises.net in the following languages:

  • Korean: 깨어나라 구주가 다시 오시리
  • Portuguese: Alerta, ó povos


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Most common tunes for “Awake! O ye people, the Saviour is coming”

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Representative lyrics

English (Original Language)

Awake! O Ye People, the Savior is Coming

Hymns (1948, 1979), no. 183

1. Awake! O ye people, the Savior is coming; He’ll suddenly come to his temple, we hear; Repentance is needed of all that are living, To gain them a lot of inheritance near. Today will soon pass and that unknown tomorrow May leave many souls in a more dreadful state Than came by the flood, or that fell on Gomorrah— Yea, weeping and wailing when grief is too late.

2. Be ready, O islands, the Savior is coming; He’ll bring again Zion, the prophets declare; Repent of your sins, and have faith in redemption, To gain you a lot of inheritance there. A voice to the nations in season is given, Prepare, oh, prepare for the kingdom’s new birth, To all the elect from the four winds of heaven; For Jesus is coming to reign upon earth.