Stay Awake!

TEACHING VIDEO, above, includes a bonus ending with the Xmas nativity story.

Stay awake!
Let us all stay awake.
What is good is still to come.
Stay awake, Alleluia!

Words and music by Bret Hesla and Paul Andress
© 2022 Bret Hesla.  All rights reserved. Use with permission, please.
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Here’s a fun little shortie: pretty useful for lots of settings. Advent service, before a reading perhaps. Or any event pregnant with expectation. Written with my friend Paul Andress.

Speaking of expectation, the TEACHING VIDEO above includes a bonus ending with the nativity story, as played out on my compost pile.

Performance: Just sing it once alone to model it, then invite folks in. Sing it three or four times. You could pre-teach the SATB parts to a smaller group, who could be dispersed throughout the hall.

SEE VIDEO ABOVE: Last year I got this irresistible little chime set from my friend Linda. Super fun, and I think the perfect sound. But then, as Pete Seeger once said, a good song can withstand a lot of treatment. Use your imagination.

Stay awake!


Advent, lent/holy week,



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