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O Israel to thy tents repair Why thus




O Israel, to thy tents repair!
Why thus secure on hostile ground?
Thy Lord commands thee to beware,
For many foes thy camp surround.


The trumpet gives a martial strain :
O Israel, gird thee for the fight!
Arise, the combat to maintain,
And put thine enemies to flight !


Thou shouldst not sleep, as others do ;
Awake ; be vigilant; be brave !
The coward, and the sluggard too,
Must wear the fetters of the slave.


A nobler lot is cast for thee;
A crown awaits thee in the skies:
With such a hope shall Israel flee,
And yield, through weariness, the prize?


No; let a careless world repose,
And slumber on through life’s short day,
While Israel to the conflict goes,
And bears the glorious prize away.


---Alternative verses---


O sleep not thou, as others do;
Awake, be vigilant, be brave;
The coward and the sluggard too
Must wear the fetters of the slave.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
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      Dates:
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      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 304
      MUSIC
      Name: ERNAN
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1850
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