61. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark! The herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all you 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 newborn 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 th' incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel! [Refrain]

3 Hail, the heav'nly 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, 1707-88 (abr., alt.)
Refrain First Line: Hark! The herald angels sing
Meter: 77 77 D with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: Feilx Mendelssohn
Composer (descant): David V. Willcocks
Harmonizer (st. 3): William H. Cummings
Meter: 77 77 D with Refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: Descant and harmony for st.3 by David Willcocks. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press.

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