48. 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 the angelic hosts proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"

Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail the incarnate deity.
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel! [Refrain]

3 Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Author: Charles Wesley (1739, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Hark! the herald angels sing
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Angels; Choruses and Refrains (23 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn (1840)
Adapter: William Hayman Cummings (1856)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D with refrain
Key: F Major

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