The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Astounds Us

For Advent

Words: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Philipp Nicolai, 1599
Trans. Carl P. Daw, Jr. (1944-)
Words are copyright
See #61 and 62 in The Hymnal 1982

Music: "Nach," Hans Sachs (1494-1576),
adapted by Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)
arr. and harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: Irr.

Note: The text on which it is based is the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25 1 13, and other scriptural passages. For a list of translations, see "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme."

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