1000 Songs/Hark the herald angels sing (Charles Wesley)
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Hark! the herald angels sing (Wesley)
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]
Background[edit | edit source]
Author biography[edit | edit source]
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