Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling

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1 Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling
the watchmen all the air are filling,
arise, Jerusalem, arise!
Midnight strikes! No more delaying,
'The hour has come!' we hear them saying,
'where are ye all, ye virgins wise?
The Bridegroom comes in sight,
raise high your torches bright!'
Alleluia!
The wedding song swells loud and strong:
go forth and join the festal throng.

2 Zion hears the watchmen shouting,
her heart leaps up with joy undoubting,
she stands and waits with eager eyes;
see her Friend from heaven descending,
adorned with truth and grace unending!
Her light burns clear, her star doth rise.
Now come, thou precious Crown,
Lord Jesus, God's own Son!
Alleluia!
Let us prepare to follow there,
where in thy supper we may share.

3 Every soul in thee rejoices;
from earth and from angelic voices
be glory given to thee alone!
Now the gates of pearl receive us,
thy presence never more shall leave us,
we stand with angels round thy throne.
Earth cannot give below
the bliss thou dost bestow.
Alleluia!
Grant us to raise, to length of days,
the triumph-chorus of thy praise.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #54

Author: Philipp Nicolai

Nicolai, Philipp, D.D., son of Dieterich Nicolai, sometime Lutheran pastor at Herdecke, in Westphalia, and after 1552, at Mengeringhausen in Waldeck, was born at Mengeringhausen, August 10, 1556. (The father was son of Nicolaus Rafflenbol, of Rafflenbol, near Hagen, in Westphalia, and in later life had adopted the Latinised form Nicolai of his father's Christian name as his own surname.) In 1575 Nicolai entered the University of Erfurt, and in 1576 he went to Wittenberg. After completing his University course in 1579 (D.D. at Wittenberg July 4, 1594), he lived for some time at Volkliardinghausen, near Mengeringhausen, and frequently preached for his father. In August, 1583, he was appointed Lutheran preacher at Herdecke, but found many diff… Go to person page >

Translator: F. Crawford Burkitt

Burkitt, Francis Crawford, M.A., son of Crawford Burkitt, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1864, and educated at Harrow and at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1886, M.A. 1889). In 1905, though a layman, he was appointed Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1904, and is the author of various works on Biblical Criticism and Early Church History. He contributed two translations (12, 194) to the English Hymnal, 1906. [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling
Author: Philipp Nicolai
Translator: F. Crawford Burkitt
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Copyright: Public Domain

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #54Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #142
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #39Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #718
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #249
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #786
The Cyber Hymnal #7642TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #16TextPage Scan
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