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Waken! Christian ChildrenRev. Samuel C. Hamerton (1833-1872)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
016Waken! Christian ChildrenRev. Samuel C. Hamerton (1833-1872)6.5.6.5.

1Waken! Christian children,
Up and let us sing,
With glad voice the praises
Of our newborn King.
2Up! ’Tis meet to welcome
With a joyous lay
Christ, the King of Glory,
Born for us today.
3Come, nor fear to seek Him,
Children though we be;
Once He said of children
“Let them come to Me.”
4In a manger lowly
Sleeps the Heavenly Child;
O’er Him fondly bendeth
Mary, Mother mild.
5Far above that stable,
Up in heaven so high,
One bright star outshineth,
Watching silently.
6Fear not then to enter,
Though we cannot bring
Gold, or myrrh, or incense
Fitting for a King.
7Gifts He asketh richer,
Offerings costlier still,
Yet may Christian children
Bring them if they will.
8Brighter than all jewels
Shines the modest eye;
Best of gifts, He loveth
Infant purity.
9Haste we then to welcome
With a joyous lay
Christ, the King of Glory,
Born for us today.
Matthew2:10,1110 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Luke2:11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.