The moon shines bright and the stars give a light,
A little before the day
Our Lord our God he called on us
And he bid us awake and pray.
Awake, awake, good people all
Awake and you shall hear
Our Lord our God died on the cross
For us whom he loved so dear.
O fair, O fair Jerusalem
When shall I come to thee?
When shall my sorrows have an end
Thy joy that I may see?
The fields were green as green could be
When from his glorious seat
Our Lord our God he watered us
With his heavenly dew so sweet.
And for the saving of our souls
Christ died upon the cross
We ne'er shall do for Jesus Christ
As he hath done for us.
The life of man it is but a span,
And cut down in its flower
We are here today, and tomorrow are gone
The creatures of an hour.