51a. 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!

2 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 newborn King.

3 Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the Virgin's womb.

4 Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the Incarnate Deity,
Pleased as Man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.

5 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.

6 Risen with healing in His wings,
Light and life to all He brings,
Hail, the Sun of righteousness!
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: C. Wesley
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Meter: 7.7.7.7.D. With Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Christmas; Processionals: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: MENDELSSOHN
Composer: Mendelssohn
Meter: 7.7.7.7.D. With Refrain
Key: G Major



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