Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
Whereon the Savior of the world 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 the earth;
This day has God fulfilled His promised Word;
This day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord.
He spoke; and straightaway the celestial choir
In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire;
The praises of redeeming love they sang,
And heaven’s whole orb with alleluyas rang.
God’s highest glory was their anthem still,
Peace upon earth and unto men good will.
To Bethlehem straight th’enlightened Shepherds ran,
To see the wonder God had wrought for man
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.
Christians, Awake, Salute The Happy Morn Lyrics