387. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mil,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all you 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 newborn King!”

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord:
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see:
Hail the incarnate Deity,
pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

3 Hail the heav'n-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 we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give us second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Title: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 9:7; Malachi 4:2; John 3:5; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:8
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season; Angels
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Tune Information
Name: MENDELSSOHN
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
Composer (descant): David Willcocks, b. 1919
Harmonizer: David Willcocks, b. 1919
Meter: 77 77 with refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: Descant and Harm. © 1961, Oxford University Press



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