The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Happy Who The Angels' Word

For Christmas

The Shepherds

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1174. “When they had seen it, they made known.” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 17.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 118.

Happy who the angels' word
    Hesitate not to believe,
Who their mean almighty Lord,
    God in swaddling-clothes receive!
O Thou heavenly Man Divine,
    Grant me their simplicity,
Then before Thy humble shrine
    All my soul shall worship Thee.

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