324. 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:
[Refrain:]
Come and worship
Christ, the new-born King.
Come and worship,
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 Wise men, leave your contemplations;
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star: [Refrain]

4 Though 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]

5 All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son,
evermore your voices raising
to the eternal Three in One: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels from the realms of glory
Author (v. 1, 2, 3, & 5): James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87 and refrain
Scripture: Haggai 2:7; Job 38:6-7; Luke 2:8-20; Matthew 2:1-12; Psalm 22:27-28; Psalm 145:10-12; Revelation 3:21; Revelation 7:9-12; Romans 14:11
Topic: Christ Incarnate: Christmas and Epiphany; Christian Year: Season of Epiphany
Source: Verse 4, unascribed text in The Christmas Box, 1825
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come and worship
Tune Information
Name: IRIS
Harmonizer: Martin Edward Fallas Shaw, 1875-1958
Meter: 87 87 and refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French carol melody
Copyright: Harm. © 1928 Oxford University Press



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