Old Guy Hymns: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

11 Dec

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;
Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!

Veil’d in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to appear,
Jesus Our Immanuel here.

Mild He lays His glory by;
Born, that men no more might die;
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born, to give them second birth.

Come, Desire of Nations, come!
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman’s promised Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head.

Glory to the new-born King!
Let us all the anthem sing,
“Peace on earth, and mercy mild;
God and sinners reconciled.”


~Charles Wesley~

Our Own Hymn-Book (Pasadena, TX; Pilgrim Publications; 2002) p.256.

2 Responses to “Old Guy Hymns: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert December 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Would that we the Church read the words and again received the biblical theology of “Jesus our Immanuel here”! The Incarnate Christ simply is still the Church, HE who is the risen-glorified Man & Christ, sits in the glory above!

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