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Hark, what celestial notes

Hark, what celestial notes

Published in 43 hymnals

Full Text

1 Hark! what celetial notes,
What melody we hear!
Soft on the morn it floats,
And fills the ravish'd ear.
The tunefull shell,
The golden lyre,
And vocal choir
The concert swell.

2 Th' angelic hosts descend,
With harmony divine:
See how from heav'n they bend,
And in full chorus join.
Fear not, say they;
Great joy we bring:
Jesus, your King,
Is born to-day.

3 He comes, from error's night
Your wan'dring feet to save;
To realms of bliss and light
He lifts you from the grave.
This glorious morn,
(Let all attend!)
Your matchless friend,
Your Saviour's born.

4 Glory to God on high!
Ye mortals, spread the sound,
And let your raptures fly
To earth's remotest bound:
For peace on earth,
From God in heav'n,
To man is giv'n,
At Jesus' birth.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #104

Text Information

First Line: Hark, what celestial notes

Notes

Hark! what celestial notes [sounds]. [Christmas.] This hymn has been traced to the Unitarian Collection of Hymns for Public Worship, &c, edited by B. Williams and others, and published at Salisbury, 1778 (p. 1192, ii.). Its well known American form is in Dabney's Selection of Psalms & Hymns, Cambridge, U.S.A., 1825, No. 309; the Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, No 271, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 43 of 43)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #97Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #97Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #97TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XLPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XLPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLIVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #199Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #199Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #309Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H73Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #494Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #69Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #69Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #69Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d112
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #207Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #207Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #104Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d294
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #104TextPage Scan
Hymns, Suitable for the Devotion of Families and Churches: selected from various authors #VPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #104Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #104Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #104Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #104Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for Public worship, Containing All the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts ... #d293
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #150Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d164
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #522Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #69Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d234
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #69Page Scan
The Baptist Harmony #d141
The Baptist Harmony #d141
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #197Page Scan
The Christian Lyre. Vol. II #d28
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #137Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #137Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d184
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #231Page Scan
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #227Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d185
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d171



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