Behind the Songs: Awaken Me

Song stories & lyrics from the album Fire in the Night: Awaken Me


It had been years of an on-and-off-again wrestling match, the kind of wrestling match that’s hedged in by the heart, the soul, the spirit, the mind … and waning strength. The kind of wrestling match that attaches itself to the issues of the heart & the call of God on your life. When I finally yielded, God - in his mysterious ways - brought healing, redemption, and his river of unspeakable joy. And I started making music again.

Once he had my full attention, he had a question for me: The Lord wanted to know the desire of my heart. He wanted to hear it from me. And that desire was to be awakened. To be awakened to the song I knew he wanted to call forth from me. Awaken me, Lord. Awake harp, awake lyre! (Ps. 108). I will praise you among the nations. Awaken me to sing. For great is your love, higher than the heavens. Again I say: Awake, harp and lyre. Awaken me to sing!

This song is featured on the main page of this website, please listen!

Awaken Me

Wake up my heart
Wake up my heart
Wake up my heart to sing
To sing Your song

Awaken me
Awaken me
Awaken me
To sing

You’ve awakened me
You’ve awakened me
You’ve awakened me
To sing

So take up your harps
Take up your harps
Take up your harps and tambourines
And sing your song


© 2012 Julie Bernstein


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