Hark! hark! - the notes of joyAuthor: Andrew Reed (1787-1862)
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1 Hark! hark!--the notes of joy
Roll o'er the heavenly plains,
And seraphs find employ
For their sublimest strains;
Some new delight in heaven is known;
Loud sound the harps around the throne.
2 Hark! hark! the sounds draw nigh,
The joyful hosts descend;
Jesus forsakes the sky,
To earth his footsteps bend:
He comes to bless our fallen race;
He comes with messages of grace.
3 Bear, bear the tidings round;
Let every mortal know
What love in God is found,
What pity he can show:
Ye winds that blow! ye waves that roll!
Bear the glad news from pole to pole.
4 Strike, strike the harps again,
To great Immanuel's name;
Arise, ye sons of men!
And all his grace proclaim:
Angels and men! wake every string,
'Tis God the Saviour's praise we sing.
Hark, hark the notes of joy, p. 954, i., 5. This hymn appeared in the Evangelical Magazine, Jan. 1818, p. 48, signed " K.," and headed "A Missionary Hymn."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|An American Christmas Harp #105||Jubilee||Hark! hark the notes of joy||JUBILEE||2009|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2395||Hark! Hark! The Notes of Joy||Hark! hark!--the notes of joy||WARSAW||Andrew Reed||66.66.88|