1 Hark! the voice of angels singing
On the midnight plain,
Joyful news the shepherds bringing,
Peace, good will to men.
Let us join the cheerful anthem
On this natal day—
Glory be to God in Heaven,
Peace on earth alway.
Glory, glory be to God in Heaven!
Glory, glory to the Savior given!
Tidings gracious to the people bring;
For Jesus Christ is born the Lord and King!
2 See the guiding star ascending,
Brightest in the skies,
Leading to the holy manger,
Where the Savior lies.
Let us join the eager shepherds
And the wise men there,
Lay our treasures at His footstool,
Gifts of praise and prayer. [Refrain]
3 Blest the day when tender Mary
Laid her infant down,
He of lowly birth, yet noble,
Heir of David’s crown.
Let all people and all ages
Celebrate His birth,
Shout, ye raptured hosts of Heaven!
Worship Him, O earth! [Refrain]
Born: March 19, 1869, Buffalo, New York.
Buried: Burwood Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia.
Rose Ball (1869–1950) of Buffalo, New York, first encountered the religious cult of Charles T Russell in 1884.
She lived with Russell and his wife Maria in their apartment, 1889-1897, as their supposed foster daughter, and worked in their religious headquarters, "Bible House", in Allegheny-Pittsburgh, sorting mail.
Ernest Henninges (1871–1939) was a doctor's son. He met Rose at a convention of the cult, converted to Russellism, and joined the staff at Bible House all in 1891! The staff numbered about ten: "Our office force consists of eight brethren and sisters and two lads, besides Sister Russell and the Editor." (Watch Tower 1896, Dec. 1… Go to person page >
Display Title: Hark! The Voice Of Angels SingingFirst Line: Hark! the voice of angels singingTune Title: [Hark! the voice of angels singing]Author: Rose Bell HenningesSource: The King's Message by Edmund S. Lorenz and Ira B. Wilson (New York: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1910)