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1 Angels speak, let man give ear,
Sent from high, they are nigh,
And forbid our fear.
2 News they bring us of salvation,
Sounds of joy to employ
Every tongue and nation.
3 Welcome tidings! To retrieve us
From our fall, born for all,
Christ is born to save us.
4 Born His creatures to restore,
Abject earth sees His birth,
Whom the heavens do adore.
5 Wrapped in swaths th’immortal Stranger
Man with men we have seen,
Lying in a manger.
6 All to God’s free grace is owing;
We are His witnesses,
Poor and nothing knowing.
7 Simple shepherds us He raises,
Bids us sing Christ the King,
And show forth His praises.
8 We have seen the King of Glory,
We proclaim Christ His name,
And record His story.
9 Sing we with the host of Heaven,
Reconciled by a child
Who to us is given.
10 Glory be to God the giver,
Peace and love from above
Reign on earth for ever.Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11595