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THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH




Wake, awake, for night is flying;
The watchmen on the heights are crying:
Awake, Jerusalem, at last!
Midnight hears the welcome voices
And at the thrilling cry rejoices;
Forth, virgins, haste, ere night be past;
The Bridegroom comes, awake;
Your lamps with gladness take;
Alleluia!
And for His marriage feast prepare
For ye must go and meet Him there.


Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
She wakes, she rises from her gloom;
For her Lord comes down all glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious.
Her Star is risen, her Light is come.
Ah come, Thou blessèd One,
O Jesus, Son of God,
Alleluia!
We follow till the halls we see
Where Thou hast bid us sup with Thee.


Now let all the heavens adore Thee,
And saints and angels sing before Thee,
With harp and cymbal’s clearest tone;
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where we are with the choir immortal
Of angels round Thy dazzling throne;
Nor eye hath seen,
nor ear hath yet attained to hear
What there is ours,
but we rejoice and sing to Thee
Our hymn of joy eternally.


---Alternative verses---


Wake, awake, for night is flying;
The watchmen on the heights are crying:
Awake, Jerusalem, at last!
Midnight hears the welcome voices
And at the thrilling cry rejoices;
Come forth, ye virgins, night is past;
The Bridegroom comes, awake;
Your lamps with gladness take;
Alleluia! And for His marriage feast prepare
For ye must go and meet Him there.


"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:
"Oh, where are ye, ye virgins wise?
The Bridegroom comes, awake!
Your lamps with gladness take!
Hallelujah!
With bridal care Yourselves prepare
To meet the Bridegroom, who is near."


Wake, awake, for night is flying,
The watchmen on the heights are crying;
Awake, Jerusalem, at last!
Midnight hears the welcome voices,
And at the thrilling cry rejoices:
Come forth, ye virgins, night is past.
The Bridegroom comes, awake,
Your lamps with gladness take
Hallelujah!
And for His marriage-feast prepare,
For ye must go to meet Him there.


Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
She wakes, she rises from her gloom;
For her Lord comes down all glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious.
Her Star is risen, her Light is come.
Ah come, Thou blessèd One,
God’s own belovèd Son:
Alleluia!
We follow till the halls we see
Where Thou hast bid us sup with Thee.


Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing,
She wakes, she rises from her gloom;
For her Lord comes down all-glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious,
Her Star is ris'n, her Light is come.
"Now come, Thou Blessed One,
Lord Jesus, God's own Son,
Hail! Hosanna!
The joyful call
We answer all
And follow to the nuptial hall."


Now let all the heavens adore Thee,
Let men and angels sing before Thee,
With harp and cymbal's clearest tone.
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where, dwelling with the choir immortal,
We gather round Thy radiant throne.
No vision ever brought,
No ear hath ever caught,
Such great glory;
Therefore will we
Eternally
Sing hymns of praise and joy to Thee.


Now let all the heavens adore Thee,
Let men and angels sing before Thee,
With harp and cymbal's clearest tone.
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where we are with the choir immortal,
Of angels round Thy dazzling throne.
Nor eye hath seen, not ear,
Hath yet attained to hear,
When there is ours;
But we rejoice and sing to thee
Our hymn of joy eternally.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 9 8 8 9 8 6 6 4 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1599,1858
      Bible Refs: Ps 72; Is 51:17; Is 60:1-3; Mt 25:10; Rm 3:11-12; Rm 3:11-12; Phil 4:4;
      MUSIC
      Name: WACHET AUF (SLEEPERS AWAKE)
      Meter: 8 9 8 8 9 8 6 6 4 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1599,1731
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 9 8 8 9 8 6 6 4 8 8

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