127. 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 hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain:
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn 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 th'incarnate Deity,
pleased as man with us 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 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 (1739)
Alterer: George Whitefield (1753)
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Scripture:
Topic: God the Son: Christmastide; Christian Year-Christmastide; Peace
Notes: Others also altered the hymn
Tune Information
Name: MENDELSSOHN
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840)
Harmonizer: William H. Cummings (1855)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 D with refrain
Key: F Major



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