1 Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer,
For he who calls you is no stranger;
Awake, God's own Jerusalem!
Hear, the midnight bells are chiming
The signal for his royal coming:
Let voice to voice announce his name!
We feel his footsteps near,
The Bridegroom at the door--
Alleluia! The lamps will shine
With light divine
As Christ the savior comes to reign.
2 Zion hears the sound of singing;
Our hearts are thrilled with sudden longing;
She stirs, and wakes, and stands prepared.
Christ, her friend, and lord, and lover,
Her star and sun and strong redeemer--
At last his mighty voice is heard.
The Son of God has come
To make with us his home:
Sing Hosanna! The fight is won,
The feast begun;
We fix our eyes on Christ alone.
3 Glory, glory, sing the angels,
While music sounds from strings and cymbals;
All humankind, with songs arise!
Twelve the gates into the city,
Each one a pearl of shining beauty;
The streets of gold ring out with praise.
All creatures round the throne
Adore the holy One
With rejoicing: Amen be sung
By ev'ry tongue
To crown their welcome to the King.
|First Line:||Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer|
|Title:||Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer|
|German Title:||Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme|
|Translator and Adapter:||Christopher M. Idle|
|Copyright:||© 1982, Hope Publishing Co.|
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Gather Comprehensive #335||Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer||Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer||WACHET AUF||Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608; Christopher Idle, b. 1938||89 8 89 8 66 4 44 8||Matthew 25:1-13; Ephesians 5:14; Revelation 19:6-9; Revelation 21:9-13||1994||Seasons and Feasts | Advent; Parables | ; Second Coming ||
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #199||Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer||Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer||SLEEPERS, WAKE||Christopher Idle (born 1938); P. Nicolai (1556-1608)||8 9 8 D 6 6 4 8 8||1987||God, Saviour | Returning and Triumphant; Advent 1 | The Advent Hope; Epiphany 6, Revelation | Parables|
|Worship (3rd ed.) #371||Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer||Wake, O wake, and sleep no longer||WACHET AUF||Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608; Christopher Idle, b. 1938||89 8 89 8 66 4 44 8||Matthew 25:1-13; Ephesians 5:14; Revelation 19:6-9; Revelation 21:9-13||1986||Advent 1, Year A | ; Advent 1, Year B | ; Ordinary Time 32, Year A | ; Advent | ; Christmas Season | ; Funeral | ; Church | ; Discipleship | ; Heaven | ; Jesus Christ | ; Judgment | ; Light | ; Parables | ; Praise | ; Second Coming | ; Wisdom ||