WATCHERS

WATCHERS

Composer: E. H. Thorne
Published in 2 hymnals


Composer: E. H. Thorne

Thorne, Edward Henry; b. 5-9-1834, Cranbourne, Dorset, d. 12-26-16, London; organist and compos Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: E. H. Thorne
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 17165 43556 71713
Key: B♭ Major

Texts

Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

"Wake, awake, for night is flying,"
the watchmen on the heights are crying;
"Awake, Jerusalem, arise!"
Midnight hears the welcome voices
and at the thrilling cry rejoices:
"Where are the virgins pure and wise?
The Bridegroom comes: Awake!
Your lamps with gladness take!
Alleluia!
With bridal care and faith's bold prayer,
to meet the Bridegroom, come, prepare!"

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