Hark! I Hear The Angels Singing

Hark! I hear the angels singing

Author (attributed to): Horace L. Hastings
Tune: ANGEL CHOIR (Gower)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark! I hear the angels singing,
Weary pilgrim, come and rest—
Earthward we our way are winging
Gathering saints to mansions blest.

2 Hark! I hear the trumpet calling,
Rolling forth its peal sublime;
On the ear like music falling,
Glad as shouts of harvest time.

3 Hark! I hear, triumphant swelling,
Songs of victory o’er the grave,
Songs from ransomed millions, telling,
Jesus comes, His own to save!

4 Savior, in that day of glory,
When the world aghast shall stand,
Call me then in peace before Thee,
Bid me dwell at Thy right hand.

Author (attributed to): Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! I hear the angels singing
Title: Hark! I Hear The Angels Singing
Author (attributed to): Horace L. Hastings
Source: Songs of Pilgrimage (Boston: Scriptural Tract Repository, 1888)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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