The Midnight Herald

Awake, O Zion, hear the tidings ring

Author: Mattie H. Leake
Tune: [Awake, O Zion, hear the tidings ring]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Awake, O Zion, hear the tidings ring,
The Bridegroom is coming, behold thy King;
Then haste thee, O hasten thyself to prepare,
And go at the summons to meet Him in the air.

Chorus:
For lo! “at midnight a cry” loud and long
Will ring thro’ the stillness o’er earth’s sleeping throng;
Go out, meet the King, O make haste to arise,
And be with the Bridegroom and bride in the skies.

2 Look thou tow’rd the hills, lo! the morning breaks;
The last call is sounding, the world awakes;
Rejoice then, O Zion, the beams of His light
Will scatter the darkness of earth’s long, weary night. [Chorus]

3 Dear soul, have thy robes washed in Jesus’ blood,
And walk in the glory of His blest word;
Thy lamps keep well-trimmed, and each day burning bright,
The vessels filled ever with oil to yield the light. [Chorus]

4 Then shout, O Zion, lift the voice and sing,
And go out to meet Him your Savior, King;
When all things are ready He’ll come for His own,
And gather the ransomed into the harvest-home. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #97

Author: Mattie H. Leake

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Text Information

First Line: Awake, O Zion, hear the tidings ring
Title: The Midnight Herald
Author: Mattie H. Leake
Refrain First Line: For lo, at midnight a cry loud and long

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