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Daughter of Zion, awake!
This hymn might also be suitable for the seasons of Advent and Ascensiontide. Benjamin Franklin Barker was born in Berkshire, New York, in 1829 and graduated from Yale in 1856. In 1859 he became a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and held charges in Sauquoit, Frankfort, Mexico and Camden, New York, before becoming Presiding Elder of the Oswego District of New York in 1873. He retired in 1883 and died in 1898. A number of different tunes were used with this text, but the one by Samuel Sebastian Wesley seems particularly appropriate.


First United Methodist Church, Mexico, Oswego, New York, founded in 1808

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