Christ My Song - 908
Wake, ye saints, from sleep awake - Waking the slumberers (James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Waking the slumberers.
1. Wake, ye saints, from sleep awake,
now your lamps all burning take;
hark, the loud, the midnight cry,
Christ, your Lord, is nigh!
Long and drear has been the night,
lo! the morning-star shines bright;
soon the long-expected day
will its power display. PDF - Midi
2. Strangers in this world of woe,
dead to every hope below,
let us wait till Christ shall come
to receive us home:
Gird your loins, all ready be!
Shout with joy your Lord to see:
lo! the Lamb for us was slain,
we with him shall reign.
3. "Come, Lord Jesus, come!" we cry,
"Come!" Creation's groans reply, –
chase the gloomy night away,
bring the cloudless day;
thou hast washed us in thy blood,
made us kings and priests to God;
come and claim thy ransomed Bride:
thou for her hast died!
4. Sun of Righteousness, arise!
Let thy glory fill the skies,
let the earth thy brightness see,
set creation free;
sit on thine exalted throne,
take the kingdoms for thine own:
worthy is the Lamb once slain,
worthy thou to reign.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 48-49.