Hark, the heavenly voices sing

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1 Hark, the heav’nly voices sing,
Glory to a Savior king.
Glad hosannas sang the angels;
O, how precious was the message:
Peace on earth, good will tow’rd men,
Peace on earth, good will tow’rd men!

2 Why should Jesus come to earth,
Taking such a humble birth,
In a manger as a stranger,
Come so lowly, yet so holy,
Come to set His people free,
Come to set His people free?

3 Said the shepherds, wondering men:
"Let us go to Bethlehem."
There they found Him in a manger,
Found the blessèd little Stranger;
He, the Savior of the world,
He, the Savior of the world.

4 Then to seek the Prince of Peace
Came the wise men from the east,
Myrrh and gold, sweet frankincense
All had brought Him, costly presents;
Gifts of love were all of these,
Gifts of love were all of these.

5 What does Jesus ask of me?
Free will offering it must be.
All my heart and all my powers,
All my days and all my hours.
Here I give myself to Thee,
Here I give myself to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11652

Author: F. A. Graves

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the heavenly voices sing
Author: F. A. Graves
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853). A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA i…

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