Awake Awake

from Move in Closer by Britt Arnesen

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Public domain chorus arranged with new lyrics by Britt Arnesen

Chorus: Awake awake to love and work
The lark is in the sky
The fields are wet with diamond dew
The world’s awake to cry

Blessed are those in whom you live
Whose lives become your roads
As we travel through this weary world
And only hard times know


Guard my mouth set watch to my door
Don’t let me much as dream
Of the evil that schemes to steal my heart
Out from under your wings


At dusk at dawn at noon I sigh
My life is well and whole
Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders
He will carry your load


So let the joyous sun come up
As we ride meekly by


from Move in Closer, released April 4, 2021
Britt Arnesen: arrangement, songwriter, vocals, acoustic guitar
Spencer Hoveskeland: cellos, upright bass
Isaac Callender: fiddle

Recorded by Britt Arnesen at Free Cycles Missoula during the Great Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020-2021. Mixed/mastered by Brian Hazard.


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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Her latest projects are Nothing to Say by Elijah Jalil and a solo gospel-inspired album, Move in Closer. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.


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