59. 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 you nations rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic hosts 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 us to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel:
Hark! the herald angels sing
glory to the new-born King.

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

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: C. Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 1987
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D and refrain
Topic: God, Saviour: Promised and Incarnate; Christmas 1: The Incarnation
Source: and others
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Tune Information
Name: MENDELSSOHN
Composer: F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Composer (descant) and Arranger: David Willcocks (born 1919)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D and refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: desc. and arr. © Oxford University Press
Notes: Includes separate descant and arrangement for verse 3.



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