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720. Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

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1. Wake, awake, for night is flying;
the watchmen on the heights are crying:
Awake, Jerusalem, at last!
Midnight hears the welcome voices
and at the thrilling cry rejoices;
come forth, ye virgins, night is past;
the Bridegroom comes, awake;
your lamps with gladness take:
Alleluia!
And for his marriage feast prepare,
for ye must go and meet him there.

2. Zion hears the watchmen singing,
and all her heart with joy is springing;
she wakes, she rises from her gloom;
for her Lord comes down all-glorious,
the strong in grace, in truth victorious.
Her Star is risen; her Light is come.
Ah come, thou blessed One,
God's own beloved Son:
Alleluia!
We follow till the halls we see
where thou hast bid us sup with thee.

3. Now let all the heavens adore thee,
and saints and angels sing before thee,
with harp and cymbal's clearest tone;
of one pearl each shining portal,
where we are with the choir immortal
of angels round thy dazzling throne;
nor eye hath seen, nor ear
hath yet attained to hear
what there is ours;
but we rejoice and sing to thee
our hymn of joy eternally.

Text Information
First Line: Wake, awake, for night is flying
Title: Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: Irr.
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-3; Romans 13:11-12
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Promised Coming; New Heaven and a New Earth: Return and Reign of the Lord; Adoration and Praise (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WACHET AUF
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach (1731)
Meter: Irr.
Key: C Major



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