266. 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 th'angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem.'

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

2 Christ, by highest heav'n 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 us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel. [Refrain]

3 Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
ris'n with healing in his wings;
mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the herald-angels sing
Title: Hark, the herald-angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Author: George Whitefield, 1714-1770
Author: Martin Madan, 1726-1790
Refrain First Line: Hark, the herald angels sing
Meter: 77 77 D and Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christmas; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Years A, B, and C: Christmas Day
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
Adapter: William Hayman Cummings, 1831-1915
Meter: 77 77 D and Refrain
Key: F Major

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