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Hark, the Heralds from the Sky

Hark, the heralds from the sky

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Hark! the heralds from the sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Hark! the heralds from the sky;
Glory be to God most high!
The heav’nly choirs glad tidings bring
Of Christ the newborn Savior King.

Let us now with grateful voices
Join the glad angelic throng.
Till with loud acclaim rejoices
Every kindred, clime and tongue,
Singing glory to God in the highest,
On earth, peace, good will toward men.

2. Hail the mighty Prince of Peace,
Glorious Son of Righteousness!
Behold Him lay His glory by,
That man no more be doomed to die. [Refrain]

3. Let us ponder in our mind
God’s great love to all mankind,
And come today with one accord
To worship and obey the Lord. [Refrain]

4. Bring your tribute, bring your song,
Ye who to the Lord belong:
Ye nations who in darkness lie,
Now learn His name and taste His joy. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2165

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the heralds from the sky
Title: Hark, the Heralds from the Sky
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us now with grateful voices
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #2165
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The Cyber Hymnal #2165

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