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What good news the angels bring

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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!

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCLXXXVI

Author: William Hammond

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 He left an Autobiography in Greek, which remains unpublished.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 >

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First Line: What good news the angels bring
Author: William Hammond
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8323
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