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|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!’
Hark! the herald angels sing,
‘Glory to the new-born 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 Man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
|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 man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
|4||Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us Thy humble home:
Rise, the woman’s conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head!
Now display Thy saving power,
Ruined nature now restore,
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to Thine!
|Charles Wesley, 1707-88,
George Whitefield, 1714-70,
Martin Madan, 1726-90,
alt John Wesley, 1703-91