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158. 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 the 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 Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains. [Refrain]

6 Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down: [Refrain]

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

Text Information
First Line: Angels from the realms of glory
Title: Angels from the Realms of Glory
Author: James Montgomery (1816)
Author (st. 5): Unknown (1825)
Scripture: Luke 2:13-14; Haggai 2:7
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (
Refrain First Line: Come and worship, come and worship
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1867)
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (

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