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66. Hark! the herald angels sing

1 Hark! the herald angels sing
glory to the new-born King,
peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem.'

Hark, the herald angels sing
glory to the new-born King.

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a Virgin's womb!
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see:
Hail, the incarnate Deity,
pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel. [Refrain]

3 Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that man no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 77 77 77 77 and refrain
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Angels; Atonement; Children and All-Age Worship (5 more...)
Refrain First Line: Hark, the herald angels sing
Notes: and others
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Composer (descant): David Willcocks (b. 1919)
Meter: 77 77 77 77 and refrain
Key: F Major
Source: From a chorus
Copyright: Adaptation: From 100 Carols for Choirs © 1961, Oxford University Press. Reproduced by permission. All rights reserved.

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