Awaken Us, O Lord by Mark Hayes. For SAB choir and piano (with optional orchestration). Sacred Anthem, Advent. Octavo. Published by Exaltation Publications (LO.10-3567L).
This substantive Advent anthem is a prayer that the promised Messiah will soon come. The inspired text and melody blend seamlessly between major and minor tonalities, from plaintive pleas to joyous anticipation. (From the cantata Let Heaven and Nature Sing Gloria! SATB - 65/1976L; SAB - 65/1977L).