The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sleepers, Wake! A Voice Is Calling

For Christmas

Words: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Philipp Nicoli
Translation by W. Ball

Inspired by the Parable of the Ten Virgins: Matthew 25: 1-13
Includes notes and a listing of some of the many hymns and carols inspired by this Parable.

Music: Mendelssohn's Oratorio of St. Paul, 1836
And Others

Source: Music To Be Performed At The Grand National Peace Jubilee, June, 1869 (Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1869), pp. 70-71.

Sleepers, wake! a voice is calling,
It is the watchman on the walls:
Thou City of Jerusalem!
For lo! the Bridegroom comes!
Arise, and take your lamps!
Hallelujah!
Awake! His kingdom is at hand!
Go forth, go forth to meet your Lord!

Sheet Music to "St. Paul" by Mendelssohn from Music To Be Performed At The Grand National Peace Jubilee, June, 1869 (Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1869), pp. 70-71.

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Sheet Music from The Hosanna (New York: The New Church Board of Publication, 1905), pp. 98-99.

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