44. 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 Christ, the new-born King.

2 Shepherds in the field abiding,
watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with us 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 Though an infant now we view him,
he shall fill 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
Author (sts. 1-4): James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Refrain First Line: Come and worship Christ the new-born King
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Candlemas; Christmas I: Year C (1 more...)
Source: Iris, 1816; The Christmas Box, 1825
Tune Information
Name: IRIS
Harmonizer: Martin Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 87 87 47
Key: G Major
Source: French traditional carol
Copyright: Harmony © Oxford University Press. From "The Oxford Book of Carols"

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