144. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the Christ-child bring;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinner reconciled!”
Joyful, all you saints arise,
join the triumph of the skies;
With the angel host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the Christ-child bring!”

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord!
Late in time the Savior comes,
offspring of the Virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleased on earth with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel. [Refrain]

3 Hail the Bearer of God's peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness,
Light and life our Savior brings,
risen with radiant, healing wings.
Mildly laying glory by,
born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us all from 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.)
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Jesus Christ: Birth and Infancy; Year B: Christmas 1
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840)
Arranger: William H. Cummings (1855)
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Felix Mendelssohn's "Festgesang"

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