1 What good news the angels bring
What glad tidings of our King
CHRIST our LORD is born to-day,
CHRIST who takes our sins away.
Him, who rules in heav'n and earth,
Hath in Bethleh'm his birth:
Him shall all the people see,
And rejoice eternally.
2 Lift your hearts and voices high,
With Hosannas fill the sky;
"Glory be to GOD above,"
GOD is invinite in love:
"Peace on earth, good will to men!"
Now with us our GOD is seen:
Angels join with us in praise!
Help to sing redeeming grace.
3 Now the wall is broken down,
Now the Gospel is made known;
Now the door is open wide,
CHRIST for Jew and Gentile dy'd.
All who feel the wieght of sin,
All who languish to be clean;
All who for redemption groan,
May be sav'd by faith alone.
4 JESUS is the lovely nane;
This the angel doth proclaim;
He shall all his people save,
They in him remission ahve:
When thy see themselves undone,
They take refuge in the Son;
They shall all be born again,
And with him in glory reign.
5 Shout ye nations of the earth,
Sing the triumphs of his birth;
All the world by him is blest,
Sound his praise from East to West:
Jews and Gentiles jointly sing,
CHRIST our common LORD and King,
CHRIST our life, our joy, our song,
To eternity prolong!
Hammond, William, B.A, born at Battle, Sussex, Jan. 6, 1719, and educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. In 1743 he joined the Calvinistic Methodists; and in 1745, the Moravian Brethren. He died in London, Aug. 19, 1783, and was buried in the Moravian burial-ground, Sloane Street, Chelsea. He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished. His original hymns, together with his translations from the Latin, were published in his:—
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. To which is prefix'd A Preface, giving some Account of a Weak Faith, and a Full Assurance of Faith; and briefly stating the Doctrine of Sanctification; and shewing a Christian's Completeness, Perfection, and Happiness in Christ. By William Hammond, A.B., late of… Go to person page >
Display Title: What Good News The Angels BringFirst Line: What good news the angels bringTune Title: MADRIDAuthor: William HammondMeter: 77.77 DSource: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns by Samuel Jones and Burgis Allison (Philadelphia: R. Aitken & Son, 1790)