Download stanza 2 for SATB choir (J.S. Bach setting)
recording from hymn festival at Abbey of the Hills, Marvin, South Dakota (Sunday, October 18, 2015)
Zion hears the watchmen singing,
And all her heart with joy is springing;
She wakes, she rises from her gloom.
For her Lord comes down all-glorious,
The strong in grace, in truth victorious;
Her star is ris’n, her light is come.
Now come, Thou Blessèd One,
Lord Jesus, God’s own Son,
We enter all
The wedding hall
To eat the Supper at Thy call.
Text: Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608
Melody: WACHET AUF, Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608
Setting: J.S. Bach, 1685-1750; ed. Paul Soulek 2019