The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Wake, Oh Wake, the Day Ariseth

For Christmas

Words: Arthur T. Russell

Music: Tune 239, "Jesus unser"

Source: Arthur T. Russell, ed., Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge: John Deighton, 1851), #31.

Wake, oh wake; the day ariseth
That with joy our hearts surpriseth.
Lo! the joyful year at hand
Long's for by the sacred band,
Who with earnest hope inspired,
This great day of old desired.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Jesus, the elect of heaven,
Once by oath to Abraham given,
Israel's glorious Sun and Lord,
Our delight and hope adored,
In the midst with us abiding,
Comes, to Sion meekly riding!
Hallelujah! hallelujah!

O arise, Thy joy confessing;
Sion, own thy King with blessing;
Him with heart and mouth declare
Thou His bride His kingdom share:
Yield Thyself for an oblation;
Sing, O sing, with exultation,
Hallelujah! hallelujah!

Sheet Music "Jesus unser" from Dr. F. Layriz, Kern des Deutschen Kirchengesangs (Nordlingen, 1850), #239.

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