259. Angels, From the Realms of Glory

1 Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth:

Come and worship, come and worship;
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing;
Yonder shines the Infant Light: [Refrain]

3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations,
Ye have seen His natal star: [Refrain]

4 Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear: [Refrain]

5 Tho' an infant now we view Him,
He will share His Father's throne;
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels, from the realms of glory
Title: Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Christ: Birth
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Optional extended ending. Oprional transition to "Worthy, You Are Worthy"

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