26. 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 ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host 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 man to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel: [Refrain]

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 man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth: [Refrain]

4 *Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us thy humble home;
Rise, the women's conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent's head.
Now display thy saving power,
Ruined nature now restore,
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to thine: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 7777 7777 77
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Notes: Other authors also
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1809-47
Meter: 7777 7777 77
Key: G Major
Source: From a chorus by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

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