196. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark, the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King.
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful all ye 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 heav'n adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th'incarnate Deity;
pleased in flesh 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. 1753)
Meter: 77.77 D with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Source: Text of 1753, alt.
Tune Information
Arranger: W. H. Cummings (1856)
Composer (melody): F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1840)
Meter: 77.77 D with refrain
Key: F Major

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