Awake to Change (Advent)

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With a lively tune, this hymn’s theme is that the birth of Jesus came to unexpected people (family, shepherds) and signals to disciples today that significant changes are called for.  The refrain says, “Awake to change that heaven’s sent; revive your soul with this advent.”
Window:  “Birth of Jesus”  Faith UCC, Bryan, TX

Price:  $5.00 (USD)

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Biblical sources: Isaiah 64:1-9, Mark 13:24-37; Luke 2:1-24

Tune name: BANITT 


Hymn content:  4 verses and refrain

Hymn arrangement:  SATB, organ or piano

Sample text:  Verse 1 and refrain

Louis-Banitt- (Awake to Change)

Verse 1 (Unexpected parents)
Sublime event, with folks so plain;
Unexpected, his kind of reign.
A Son of joy to still our cries,
Now our season of sameness flies.

Awake to change that’s heaven sent,
Revive your soul with this advent.


Key Words:  Advent, children, Christmas, gifts of God, hope, Isaiah, Jesus Christ, love, Luke, Mark, Matthew,

Collection(s):  Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

Image: To the right is Louis Banitt, for whom this tune is named.


©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler.  Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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