The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Awake, Arise, Behold The Day

For the Christmas-tide

Words: English Traditional

Music: Not Stated

Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), pp. 12-13.

Awake, arise, behold the day,
The birthday of the son of God :
Come, sinners, now no more delay,
But seek redemption in His blood.

Oh what a condescending grace !
He left his Father's throne above ;
Came down to save the human race,
With bowels fill'd with endless love.

The heavenly angels, with the news,
Came to the shepherds for to tell:—
“This day is born among the Jews,
God's Son the Prince Immanuel.”

Oh how the shepherds did rejoice,
At the glad tidings of our King :
And straight they heard a joyful noise,
Choirs of heavenly angels sing ;

All glory be to God on high,
Who pitied sinful men forlorn ;
Peace be on earth, good-will to men
The Saviour of the world is born.

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