The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Angels Rejoiced And Sweetly Sung

For Christmas

Words: William Hurn, 1813.

Tune: "Antioch" (most familiar as the tune to "Joy To The World")
Meter: 7s D

Source: Edmund S. Lorenz, ed., The Otterbein Hymnal (Dayton, OH: United Brethren Publishing House, 1892), #102, p. 49.

1 Angels rejoiced and sweetly sung
At our Redeemer's birth;
Mortals! awake: let every tongue
Proclaim his matchless worth.

2 Glory to God, who dwells on high,
And sent his only Son
To take a servant's form, and die,
For evils we had done!

3 Good-will to men; ye fallen race!
Arise, and shout for joy;
He comes, with rich abounding grace
To save and not destroy.

4 Lord! send the gracious tidings forth,
And fill the world with light,
That Jew and Gentile, through the earth,
May know thy saving might.

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