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

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Frederick Arthur Graves, Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his ch… Go to person page >

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

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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