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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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 (43)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #211
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1080AudioScore
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #206Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #455Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #278Text
Common Praise (1998) #110Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #518Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #544Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #436Image
Gather Comprehensive #335Text
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #349TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #61TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #62TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #484TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #485TextImage
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #15
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #199
Les Chants du Pèlerin #2
Les Chants du Pèlerin #21
Lutheran Service Book #516TextImage
Lutheran Service Book #668TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #17TextImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #613TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #606Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #210
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #121
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #795
The Cyber Hymnal #1844TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #4550TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #5606TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #5807TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #6445TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #7103TextAudioScore
The Cyber Hymnal #7642TextAudioScore
The New Century Hymnal #112Image
The Summit Choirbook #10
The United Methodist Hymnal #720TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #131TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #317TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #711Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #712Text
Worship and Rejoice #164TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #13



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