80. 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 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 ever-living word!
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 Emmanuel. [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 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.)
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Angels; Children; Christmas (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840, adapt.)
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major

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