Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying

1) „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!
With bridal care and faith’s bold prayer,
To meet the Bridegroom, come, prepare!

2) Zion hears the watchmen singing,
and all her heart new joy is springing,
She wakes, she rises from her gloom.
For her Lord comes down all glorious,
and strong in grace, in truth victorious,
Her Star is risen, her Light is come!
Now come, O blessed One,
Lord Jesus, God’s own Son.
Sing Hosanna!
We answer all in joy your call,
we follow to the wedding hall.

3) Lamb of God, the heavens adore you,
the saints and angels sing before you
with harp and cymbals‘ clearest tone.
Of one pearl each shining portal,
Where, joining with the choir immortal
we gather round your radiant throne.
No eye has seen that light,
no ear the echoed might
of your Glory;
Yet there shall we in victory
Sing shouts of joy eternally.

Deutscher Text: 1599, Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608) Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Englische Übersetzung: 1858, Catherine Winkworth; rev. Lutheran Worship, 1982, alt.
Melodie: c. 1513, Hans Sachs, adapt. 1599, Philipp Nicolai;
harm. Johann S. Bach (1685-1750), in Cantata 14

Quelle: Hymnary.org

Links und Verweise:

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book; Publisher: Lutheran Publication Board, Baltimore, 1893

Notenblatt, 4stimmig (pdf, externer Link zu Hymnary.org)

Liedeintrag bei The CyberHymnal

Notensatz, 4stimmig, ohne Text (Nicolai, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Audiofile der Melodie (midi, externer Link zu The Cyber Hymnal)