Most of the world is fast asleep
At the midnight hour.
Arise, ye watchmen of the night,
And mount your city's tower!
Be ready to give an answer
To all you see and hear.
Do you see the enemy approaching?
Is he far or is he near?
Arise, ye watchmen of the night;
Guard well your city's gates!
Blow the trumpet, sound the alarm
Before it is too late!