1000 Songs/Hark the herald angels sing (Charles Wesley)

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Hark! the herald angels sing (Wesley)

1000 Songs

Text[edit | edit source]

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 host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
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 man no more may die,
Bom to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

Author[edit | edit source]

Charles Wesley(18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788)

Music[edit | edit source]

Tune[edit | edit source]

  • MENDELSSOHN an adaptation of an excerpt from "Festgesang" (1844)

Arrangements[edit | edit source]

Click here to see the score

Background[edit | edit source]

Author biography[edit | edit source]

Charles Wesley

Author's circumstances[edit | edit source]

  • Leader of the Methodist movement
  • Wrote over 6,500 Hymns
  • Early settler of British-America

Historical setting[edit | edit source]

  • 1700s British