1 AWAKE, my soul, lift up thine eyes;
2 See where thy foes against thee rise,
3 In long array, a numerous host;
4 Awake, my soul, or thou art lost.
5 Here giant danger threat'ning stands
6 Mustering his pale terrific bands;
7 There pleasure's silken banners spread,
8 And willing souls are captive led.
9 See where rebellious passions rage,
10 And fierce desires and lusts engage;
11 The meanest foe of all the train
12 Has thousands and ten thousands slain.
13 Thou tread'st upon enchanted ground,
14 Perils and snares beset thee round;
15 Beware of all, guard every part,
16 But most, the traitor in thy heart.
17 Come then, my soul, now learn to wield
18 The weight of thine immortal shield;
19 Put on the armour from above
20 Of heavenly truth and heavenly love.
21 The terror and the charm repel,
22 And powers of earth, and powers of hell;
23 The man of Calvary triumph'd here;
24 Why should his faithful followers fear?
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Title (in Source Edition): HYMN V.
Author: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
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