The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! The Herald Host Is Singing

Words: Leise Weht's Dutch Alie Lande;
Tr. By J. Bernoff

Music: Engelbert Humperdinck
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #568, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), who notes that this carol may, if preferred, be sung as a Carol-anthem.

1. Hark! the herald host is singing
Through the silent holy night,
Tidings of great joy they're bringing
From yon starry azure height,
And each heart is filled with gladness,
At the message which they bring:
"Christ is born; forget all sadness,
Trust in Him, your Saviour King!

2. And behold the stars bright glowing,
Shed o'er earth their radiant light,
While from Angels' lips are flowing
Anthems through the Holy Night.
Bright each window now is glowing
Lighted by the Christmas tree;
And each cheek with joy is glowing,
And each heart is filled with glee.

3. Soft the messengers from Heaven
Wing their flight from home to home;
Bearing blessings God hath given
Unto all on earth that roam.
Welcome, welcome, Christmas evening,
Bringing peace and love to earth."
Show your gratitude believing,
Christians, in your Saviour's birth!

"Welcome, welcome, Christmas evening,
Bringing peace and love to earth.'
Show your gratitude, believing Christians
In your Saviour's birth.

Sheet Music From Hutchins

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Sheet Music from Nicola A. Montani, ed., The St. Gregory Hymnal And Catholic Choir Book. Philadelphia: St. Gregory Guild, 1940, #13, p. 18.

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