Awake Words: Brenton Prigge © 2007 New Hymn CCLI # 5091377

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© 2005 Brenton Prigge

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Suggested Tune MONK'S GATE (L.M.) [click tune name to play midi]

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1. Come! We must not idly wait -
slaves to so-called fate -
longing with a misty gaze
for those pearly gates;
We cannot know the time
we'll cross the finish line
So hear the urgent cry:
Oh wake! Awake now!


 

2.  God is seated on His throne
in each humble home
standing at our city gates
roaming on our roads
And through our many phones
the desperate and alone
repeat Creation's groan:
Oh wake! Awake now!


 

3.  For our Cape Town now we pray: (For Johannesburg we pray. For our city, Paarl, we pray. etc.)
Peace be within you!
May we be this hour, this day
this peace God brings you.
Melt down the guns and knives
fight for the precious lives
So soon the Hour arrives:
Oh wake! Awake now!


 

4.  See how dark the shadows fall
in city alleys;
See how Death has stalked us all
counting his tally;
Now see! The Light has come!
See, God's own only Son!
Now death is overcome:
Oh wake! Awake now!

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44


Based on Revised Common Lectionary (A) for 1st Advent

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44