Monday, 13 October 2008

Wauken Up, Ma Freens

Provided by: June Marshall (Portadown) and Gordon Steel (Glasgow)
Source: “Sacred Scotch Solos" by Alexander Halliday
Date: Circa 1920?
Tune: by Alexander Halliday


There’s a hope that cheers us noo, an’ weel we ken it’s true
That we’re gaun tae leave this weary life o’ rovin’
For the Lord has made it plain that He will come again
An’ it’s jist aboot the glimmer o’ the gloamin’

Sae wauken up, ma freens, it’s time for risin’ noo
Trim your lamps an’ be ready in the gloamin’
That when we hear the cry “Behold the Bridegroom’s nigh!”
Then wi’ joy we shall meet Him in the mornin’

Sae, praise the Lord it’s true, we get grace and glory noo
An’ a peace an’ joy that keep oor hearts frae mournin’
But when He comes again, tae tak awa’ His ain
Hallelujah we’ll be like Him in the mornin’

Oh, sinner come the noo, when pardon’s offered you
An’ get this grace that keeps oor lamps a burnin’
If ye neglect the cry, an’ let the days slip by,
You’ll be wailin’ wi’ the lost ones in the mornin’

Sae rise an’ come awa, there’s a welcome for us a’
Tis the Lord Himsel’ wha sends the invitation
Whoever will believe, a pardon will receive
Then ye’ll hae this blessed knowledge o’ salvation