Awake! Rejoice!

Merry, blessed Christmas! Here is a Christmas hymn written by my husband, Bryan.

King Benjamin 1

Awake! Awake!
. . The joyous tidings are revealed
. . The world’s creator come to earth
. . That sinners might be healed.
Then rise!
. . Declare in every tongue the Savior’s birth.

Alma the Younger 2

Prepare! Prepare!
. . The blessed day is drawing near.
. . The angels’ message shall be heard
. . By every willing ear.
Then turn!
. . Attune your hearts to listen for the Word.

Samuel the Lamanite 3

Attend! Attend!
. . The heavens swell and dance with light.
. . A star shall rise and men will fall
. . In wonder at the sight.
Then watch!
. . Await the signs, a witness unto all.

Nephi, son of Lehi 4

Behold! Behold!
. . A virgin bears a baby boy.
. . Celestial love is shed abroad
. . To pierce the soul with joy.
Then look!
. . And see the condescension of our God.

Nephi, grandson of Helaman 5

Rejoice! Rejoice!
. . The prophets’ anthems to fulfill,
. . This night the son comes to His own
. . And works the Father’s will.
Then sing!
. . Proclaim hosannas! Worship at His throne!

Notes:

  1. Mosiah 3:-8, 20
  2. Alma 13:1-25
  3. Helman 14:2-8
  4. 1 Nephi 11:14-26
  5. 3 Nephi 1:12-14; 11:15-17
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About Meg Stout

Meg Stout has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter-day Saints) for decades. She lives in the DC area with her husband, Bryan, and several daughters. She is an engineer by vocation and a writer by avocation. Meg is the author of Reluctant Polygamist, laying out the possibility that Joseph taught the acceptability of plural marriage but may have privately defied the commandment for love of his wife, Emma.