Christians Awake

Written by: John Byrom, John Wainwright

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 195385

Christians Awake As sung by: Unknown


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

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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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