WACHET AUF (Nicolai)

Composer (melody): Hans Sachs

Sachs, Hans, the famous German poet and shoemaker, was born at Nürnberg, Nov. 5, 1494; settled there in 1516 after his journeyman wanderings, and d. there on the evening of Jan. 19,1576 (see full notices in K. Goedeke's Grundriss, vol. ii., 1886, pp. 408-437; Allg. Deutsche Biographie, xxx., 115, &c). His poetical works were collected at Nürnberg in 3 vols., folio, 1558-61 (vol. 4, 1578; vol. 5, 1579); and a complete ed. of his works is now being published by the Literary Union of Stuttgart, of which vol. xvii. appeared in 1888. His pre-Reformation hymns are given by Wackernagel, ii., Nos. 1403-1410 ; and his post-Reformation hymns by Wackernagel, iii., Nos. 83-106. Two of his hymns (Wackernagel, iii., Nos. 83, 97) have been translated by… Go to person page >

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Composer (melody): Hans Sachs
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 13555 56551 51232
Key: C 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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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #641
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1080
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The Cyber Hymnal #1844
Text: Glorious Majesty
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The Cyber Hymnal #4550
Text: Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee
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The Cyber Hymnal #5606
Text: Praise the Lord Through Every Nation
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The Cyber Hymnal #5807
Text: Rise! To Arms!
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The Cyber Hymnal #6445
Text: Sleepers, Wake! The Watch Cry Pealeth
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The Cyber Hymnal #7103
Text: Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
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The Cyber Hymnal #7642
Text: Wake, O Wake! with Tidings Thrilling
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Svenska Psalm-Boken af År 1819: förenad med Koral-bok och Svenska messan med körer för sopran-, alt-, tenor- och basröster #3
Text: Höga Majestät! vi alle
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #613
Text: Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
The United Methodist Hymnal #720
Text: Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
Worship and Rejoice #164
Text: Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

Instances

Instances (1 - 73 of 73)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #211
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #7
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #54Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #641ScoreAudio
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1080ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #206Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #455Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #278TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #110TextPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #39Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #518TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #544TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #436FlexScore
Gather Comprehensive #335TextPage Scan
Glaubenslieder #17Text
Glaubenslieder #107Text
Glaubenslieder #147Text
Glaubenslieder #245
Glaubenslieder #351Text
Glaubenslieder #455
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #349Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #61
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #62
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #484TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #485TextPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms - 1983 #249
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #15
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #199Text
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #786
Les Chants du Pèlerin #2
Les Chants du Pèlerin #21
Lutheran Service Book #516Text
Lutheran Service Book #668TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #177Text
Lutheran Worship #303Text
Moravian Book of Worship #258TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #17Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #47
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #50
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #660
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #613Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #606TextPage Scan
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #128TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #210
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #24Text
Small Church Music #1274Audio
Small Church Music #1825Audio
Small Church Music #1845Audio
Small Church Music #3376Audio
Small Church Music #3684Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #121
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #795
The Cyber Hymnal #1844TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4550TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5606TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5807TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6445TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7103TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #7642TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #112
The New English Hymnal #16
The Summit Choirbook #10
The United Methodist Hymnal #720TextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #131TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #266
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #317TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #196TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #711
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #712
Worship (4th ed.) #415
Worship and Rejoice #164TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #13
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #371Page Scan
Include 70 pre-1979 instances



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