The Angels' Song

Now let us sing the angels' song

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Now let us sing the Angels’ song,
That rang so sweet and clear,
When heav’nly light and music fell
On earthly eye and ear;
To Him we sing, our Savior King,
Who left His throne and crown,
And with redeeming grace and pow’r,
In love to earth came down.

Sing, sing the joyful chorus!
Hark, hear the echo o’er us,
From millions gone before us,
Praise, oh, praise the Lord!

2 He came to tell the Father’s love,
His goodness, truth and grace;
To show the brightness of His smile,
The glory of His face;
He came to bring the weary ones
True peace and perfect rest;
To take away the guilt and sin
That darkened and distressed. [Refrain]

3 He came that great and small might hear
His call, and in Him live,—
That to the burd’ned and oppressed
Salvation He might give;
He came to bring a glorious gift,
“Good will to men”—and why?
Because He loved us, Jesus came,
For us to live and die. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #8

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now let us sing the angels' song
Title: The Angels' Song
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Language: English
Refrain First Line: "Glory to God, and on earth peace"
Copyright: Public Domain



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