127. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King.
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise;
join the triumph of the skies;
with th'angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark, the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

2 Christ by highest heav'n adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold Him come,
offspring of the virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate Deity,
pleased as man with men to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel. [Refrain]

3 Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
ris'n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth. [Refrain]

4 Come, Desire of nations, come,
fix in us Thy humble home;
rise, the woman's conqu'ring Seed,
bruise in us the serpent's head.
Adam's likeness now efface,
stamp Thine image in its place;
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Title: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Alterer: George Whitefield (1753)
Refrain First Line: Hark, the herald angels sing
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Notes: Other alterers also
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840)
Harmonizer: William H. Cummings (1855)
Key: F Major

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