Wake Up O Sleeper!

a teaching rhyme
by JD Collier

“Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  (Eph 5: 14 NIV)

Once you were darkness,
But now you are light.
Out from the starkness;
Deeds lifeless as night.
You came out weeping,
That’s why it is said,
“You woke up from sleeping.
And rose from the dead.
Christ Jesus has shined on you!”

Stand firm against darkness,
Expose in the Light;
Turning from marredness,
In Him find delight.
Him you are seeking,
So let it be said,
“No slumber or sleeping,
But raised from the dead;
Let Jesus shine brightly in you!”

Once more comes the darkness,
Your eyes growing dim;
Living through harshness,
Yet focused on Him.
Then comes grim reaper;
And soon will be said,
“Wake up, O sleeper,
And rise from the dead,
For Christ is shining on you!”

Christ shines in your bleakness,
And gives you new life;
Adds grace to your weakness,
Delivering through strife.
When death comes creeping,
And takes you away,
You’ll wake up leaping
In eternal day;
to shine on you!

“But your dead will live; their bodies will rise.  You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.”  (Isa 26:19 NIV)

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