143. Angels, from the Realms of Glory

1 Angels, from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o'er all the earth;
you who sang creation's story,
now proclaim Messiah's birth:
come and worship, 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:
come and worship, come and worship
worship Christ, the new-born King.

3 Sages, leave your contemplations;
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great desire of nations;
you have seen his natal star:
come and worship, come and worship
worship Christ, the new-born King.

4 Saints before the altar bending,
watching long in hope and fear,
suddenly the Lord, descending,
in his temple shall appear:
come and worship, come and worship
worship Christ, the new-born King.

5 Though an infant now we view him,
he shall fill the eternal throne,
gather all the nations to him;
every knee shall then bow down:
come and worship, come and worship
worship Christ, the new-born King.

Text Information
First Line: Angels, from the realms of glory
Title: Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87 87
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-20; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-12
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Refrain First Line: come and worship, come and worship
Tune Information
Name: REGENT SQUARE
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813-1879)
Composer (descant): Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971)
Meter: 87 87 87
Copyright: Descant © 1953 Novello & Co., Ltd. / Shawnee Press, Inc.



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