The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! Hark! What News The Angels Bring

Version 2

Words: English Folk Carol, 17th or 18th Century

Music: English Traditional
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Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #18

1. Hark! Hark! what News the Angels bring,
Glad Tidings of the New-born King,
    The New-born King,
Born of a Maiden undefiled,
Meet Mother of the Heavenly Child,
    The Heavenly Child.

2. Hail! Blessed Virgin, full of Grace,
Most favoured of our mortal race;
    Our mortal race;
Whose sacred womb brought forth in one,
A Saviour, God, and Holy Son!
    And Holy Son!

3. Man that was made from dust by God,
Had Paradise for his above!
    For his above!
But in a Manger at His Birth,
Lies God Who made the Heav'n and earth.
    The Heav'n and earth.

4. Lo, in that Manger where He lies
Our faith discerns a Sacrifice;
    a Sacrifice
And by His Birth may all men see
The pattern of humility.

5. Therefore, My God, my Saviour, King,
Thy praises I will ever sing,
    Will ever sing,
In joyful Carols raise my voice,
And in the Praise of God rejoice,
    Of God rejoice.

Sheet Music arranged by H. S. Irons from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #18
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