295. 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 th'angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

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
to the earth from heaven's home;
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'n-born 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 (1739, alt.)
Meter: with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Christian year--Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840)
Arranger: William H. Cummings (1856)
Meter: with Refrain
Key: F Major

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