ELH 544 Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying verses 1-2.
“Wake, awake, for night is flying,”
The watchmen on the heights are crying,
“Awake, Jerusalem, arise!”
It is midnight, we are weary,
With voices strong they call us clearly:
“Where are you now, O virgins wise?
The Bridegroom comes, awake!
Arise! Your lamps now take!
With bridal careYourselves prepare
To feast with Him, your Groom most fair.”
2. Zion hears the watchword sounding,
With bridal joy her heart is bounding,
She wakes, and breaks the spell of sleep.
For her Lord comes forth in splendor,
All rich in grace, truth’s strong Defender!
Her Star grows bright mid darkness deep.
Now come, O precious Crown,
Lord Jesus, God’s own Son.
We enter all,
The marriage hall,
To eat the Supper at Your call.