138. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

1 Hark! The herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new-born 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!"

Refrain:
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 as one of us 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 each child of earth,
born to give us second birth. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark! The herald angels sing
Title: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77D with refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20; John 1:1-18
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Refrain First Line: Hark! The herald angels sing
Tune Information
Name: MENDELSSOHN
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Adapter: William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915)
Harmonizer (alt. harmony): David Willcocks (1919-)
Meter: 77 77D with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Alternate harmonization © 1961 Oxford University Press



Media
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.