The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Awake With Joy, Salute The Morn!

For Christmas

Words: English Traditional

Music: Richard Jones; Penzance (c. 1860)

Source: Ralph Dunstan, The Cornish Song Book (London: Reid Bros., Ltd., 1929), p. 120.

1. Awake with joy, salute the morn!
The Saviour of mankind is born,
    The Saviour of mankind is born.
Awake and tune your voice to sing
Hosanna to the new-born King!

Refrain:
Hark! Hark! the Heav'nly Angels sing;
Hark! the Heav'nly Angels sing
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!
Hosanna to the new-born King!
Hark! Hark! the Heav'nly Angels sing;
Hark! the Heav'nly Angels sing
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna!
Hosanna to the new-born King!

2. Lo, see the shepherds on the plains,
They shout, and sing melodious strains!
    They shout, and sing melodious strains!
They left their flocks and herds behind,
The Lord and Saviour for to find.

3. See Heav'ns great Heir -- a Virgin's Son!
Behold a manger for His Throne!
    Behold a manger for His Throne!
With rapture view the Lamb of God,
Born to Redeem us with His blood.

Sheet Music

Editor's Note

Also found in A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 14, omitting the repeated second line in each verse, and with the following refrain:

Hark! Hark! the Heav'nly Angels sing;
Hosanna to the new-born King.

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