Christians Awake

Written by: John Byrom, John Wainwright

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Original Key: C


Verse 1:
C          G   C                       F
Christians a – wake!  Salute the happy morn,
C     F  G7   C          F     C/G   G   C
Where on the  Saviour of man – kind  was born;
            F        Dm      C  F   G
Rise to a - dore the mys – tery of love
E     Am        Am/E        F         Am/E   E7  Am
Which hosts of    an - gels chan-ted  from   a – bove;
 G7           C       G7/D     C     G/B     D7/A     G
With them the joyful  tid   –  ings  first    be   –  gun
C/E   F    G7/D    C/E        C    F   C/G    G     C
Of    God   In  –  car - nate and the  Vir  – gin's Son.
Verse 2:
C       G    C                          F
Then to the watch-ful shepherd's it was told,
C   F      G7    C             F     C/G     G     C
Who heard  the   angelic her - ald's voice  'Be  - hold,
             F           Dm    C     F      G
I bring good tid - ings  of  a Sav - iour's birth
E   Am      Am/E      F         Am/E    E7   Am
To  You and  all  the nat-ions   u   -  pon earth:
G7            C           G7/D     C     G/B     D7/A   G
This day hath God ful  -  filled   His   pro  -  mised  word,
C/E   F    G7/D    C/E     C    F     C/G     G    C
This  day   is     born a Sav - iour, Christ  the Lord.' 
Verse 3:
 C         G   C                         F
He spake; and straightway the celestial choir
C   F     G7  C            F    C/G   G     C
In hymns  of  joy un-known be - fore  con - spire;
               F          Dm         C    F    G
High praise of God's re – deem - ing love they sang,
 E   Am            Am/E       F      Am/E   E7   Am
And heaven's whole  orb with halle -  lu -  jahs rang;
G7               C      G7/D   C      G/B    D7/A   G
God's high - est glory  was    their  anth - em    still,
C/E   F     G7/D   C/E        C    F   C/G   G    C
'On   earth  be    peace, and un - to  men   good-will.'
Verse 4:
C     G  C                      F
O may we keep and ponder in our mind
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God's wond-rous love in sav-ing  lost  man-kind;
             F        Dm        C     F    G
Trace we the Babe who hath retr-ieved our loss,
E     Am        Am/E      F       Am/E    E7    Am
From  His  poor man - ger to  His bit  -  ter   cross;
G7            C          G7/D   C    G/B    D7/A   G
Tread in  His steps, a – ssis - ted  by     His    grace,
C/E    F      G7/D     C/E       C     F   C/G    G      C
Till   man's  first    heav-enly state a - gain   takes place.
Verse 5:
C        G  C                           F
Then may we hope, the angelic hosts a - mong,
C  F     G7   C              F     C/G   G    C
To sing, re - deemed, a glad tri – um - phant song:
            F        Dm       C       F   G
He that was born u - pon this joy  -  ful day
E     Am     Am/E      F         Am/E     E7     Am
Ar - ound us all   his glo - ry  shall    dis  - play;
G7           C          G7/D    C      G/B   D7/A    G
Saved by His love, in – ces  -  sant   we    shall   sing
C/E    F    G7/D   C/E      C        F    C/G    G    C
Et -   er - nal   praise to heaven's al – migh - ty   King.

Christians awake! Salute the happy morn,
Whereon the Savior of mankind was born;
Rise to adore the mystery of love
Which hosts of angels chanted from above;
With them the joyful tidings first begun
Of God Incarnate and the Virgin’s Son.

Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
Who heard the angelic herald’s voice ‘Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Savior’s birth
To you and all the nations upon earth:
This day hath God fulfillled His promised word,
This day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord.’

He spake; and straightway the celestial choir
In hymns of joy unknown before conspire;
High praise of God’s redeeming love they sang,
And heaven’s whole orb with hallelujahs rang;
God’s highest glory was their anthem still,
‘On earth be peace, and unto men goodwill.’

O may we keep and ponder in our mind
God’s wondrous love in saving lost mankind;
Trace we the Babe who hath retrieved our loss,
From His poor manger to His bitter cross;
Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace,
Till man’s first heavenly state again takes place.

Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among,
To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphant song:
He that was born upon this joyful day
Around us all His glory shall display;
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing
Eternal praise to heaven’s almighty King.


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