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367. Angels from the Realms of Glory

1 Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth:
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth.

Come and worship, come and worship;
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

2 Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing,
Yonder shines His Infant Light. [Refrain]

3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star. [Refrain]

4 Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear. [Refrain]

5 All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son.
Evermore your voices raising
To the eternal Three in One. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels from the realms of glory
Title: Angels from the Realms of Glory
Author (sts. 1-4): James Montgomery, 1771-8154 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Source: Salisbury Hymn Book, Salisbury, 1857 (St. 5, alt.)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-79
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: B♭ Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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