Hark, The Angel Choirs Proclaim

Hark, the angel choirs proclaim

Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Tune: [Now give thanks ye old and young]
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Representative Text

1 Hark, the angel choirs proclaim
Joyfully the Savior’s name;
At His birth their armies cry:
Glory be to God on high!

God the Son, made flesh today,
Takes the guilt of man away;
Pardoned sinners, shout for joy.

2 As the glory shines around,
Fears the shepherd throng confound,
Till the angel’s cheering voice
Bids their timid hearts rejoice. [Refrain]

3 Hasting with obedient mind,
Him in swathing bands they find;
Him, by whom the worlds were made
In a lowly manger laid. [Refrain]

4 Glory be to God above,
Fountain of eternal love,
To the Father and the Son,
And the Spirit, Three in one. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11181

Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the angel choirs proclaim
Title: Hark, The Angel Choirs Proclaim
Latin Title: In natali Domini
Translator: Benjamin H. Kennedy
Source: Unknown author, probably 14th or 15th cenury
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God the Son, made flesh today
Copyright: Public Domain


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