Anglican cleric and hymnodist Thomas Ken wrote the hymn 'Awake, my soul, and with the sun' in 1695 as a morning hymn. Along with 'All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night' (an evening hymn) and 'My God, I now from Sleep Awake' (a midnight hymn) it forms part of Ken's Common Doxology.

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'Awake, my soul' is usually sung to the tune Morning Hymn by François Hippolyte Barthélemon

'Awake, my soul' lyrics

Awake, my soul, and with the sun
thy daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and early rise
to pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew.
Disperse my sins as morning dew;
guard my first springs of thought and will;
and with Thyself my spirit fill.

3 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
all I design or do or say,
that all my pow'rs, with all their might,
in Thy sole glory may unite.

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4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heav'enly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.