Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

First line: 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.


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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 trials of Missouri;Forget not the courage of Nauvoo.When the enemy host is before you,Stand firm and be faithful and true.Stand firm and be faithful and true,Stand firm and be faithful and true;When the enemy host is before you,Stand firm and be faithful and true.
2. By His power is Zion surrounded;Her warriors are noble and brave,And their faith on Jehovah is founded,Whose power is mighty to save.In each soldier a brave heart is beating,Tho our numbers, compared, may be few.We’ll not rest till our foes are retreating,And we’ll always be faithful and true.And we’ll always be faithful and true,And we’ll always be faithful and true;We’ll not rest till our foes are retreating,And we’ll always be faithful and true.
3. Tho, assisted by legions infernal,The plundering foemen advance,With a host from the regions eternalWe’ll scatter their troops at a glance.Soon the kingdom will be independent;In wonder the nations will viewOur Zion in glory resplendent;Then let us be faithful and true.Then let us be faithful and true,Then let us be faithful and true;Our Zion in glory resplendent;Then let us be faithful and true.

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!

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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,Stand firm and be faithful and true,Stand firm and be faithful and true;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 faithful and true,And they’ve always faithful and true,And they’ve always faithful and true;But their union is known through creation,And they’ve always 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,And to be ever faithful and true,And to be ever faithful and true;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;Then let us be faithful and true,Then let us be faithful and true,Then let us be faithful and true;The despised ones in glory resplendent;Then let us be faithful and true!

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