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The lovely words and lyrics of the esteemed hymn begin with "Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep! A new day is dawning for all those who weep" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "City of God" hymn were written by its American author Samuel Johnson. The author of the hymn, Samuel Johnson, was born on October 10, 1822 and died on February 19, 1882. The soaring music that accompanies the "City of God" song of praise was composed by Thomas Haweis.  The composer of the music to the "City of God" hymn, Thomas Haweis, was born on January 1, 1734 and died on February 11, 1820. We have placed "City of God" in the category of Catholic Songs. Enjoy the rousing lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

City of God Hymn
Title: City of God *** Name of Composer: Thomas Haweis *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Samuel Johnson *** Hymns Category: Catholic Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "City of God" lyrics, Samuel Johnson (October 10, 1822-February 19, 1882), was born in Salem, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a Unitarian pastor and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "City of God", Thomas Haweis (January 1, 1734-February 11, 1820), was born in Redruth, Cornwall, England and became famous as a chaplain, rector, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: City of God
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Johnson (October 10, 1822 to February 19, 1882)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Thomas Haweis (January 1, 1734 to February 11, 1820)
Hymn Category: Catholic Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep! A new day is dawning for all those who weep"
First Publication Date: 1864


City of God Lyrics

Awake from your slumber! Arise from your sleep!
A new day is dawning for all those who weep.
The people in darkness have seen a great light.
The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.

Refrain: Let us build the city of God.
May our tears be turned into dancing.
For the Lord our light and our love has turned the night into day.

We are sons of the morning; we are daughters of day.
The One who has loved us has brightened our way.
The Lord of all kindness has called us to be
a light for all people to set their hearts free.

God is light; in God there is no darkness.
Let us walk in the light. God's children one and all.
O comfort my people make gentle your words,
proclaim to my city the day of her birth.

O city of gladness now lift up your voice,
proclaim the good tidings that all may rejoice.

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