The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! The Music Of The Cherubs

Words: Altered by R. R. C.

Music: Arranged by Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Meter: 87 87

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #31

1. Hark! the music of the Cherubs,
Bursting sudden from the sky,
    Hark! the music of the Cherubs,
    Bursting sudden from the sky;
And a band of flaming seraphs
Telling wonders from on High,
    And a Band of flaming Seraphs
    Telling wonders from on High.

2. See affrighted Shepherds gazing
On the bright celestial Host;
    See affrighted Shepherds gazing
    On the bright celestial Host;
Whilst the dazzling light is blazing --
And they lie in wonder lost.
    Whilst the dazzling light is blazing --
    And they lie in wonder lost.

3. Cease your fears -- a joyful story, --
Unto you is born a Child, --
    Cease your fears -- a joyful story, --
    Unto you is born a Child, --
Lo, He comes, The King of Glory,
God to man is reconciled.
    Lo, He comes, The King of Glory,
    God to man is reconciled.

4. Yes, He leaves His blissful station,
And descends with man to dwell;
    Yes, He leaves His blissful station,
    And descends with man to dwell;
Praise Him in His Incarnation,
He subdues the power of Hell.
    Praise Him in His Incarnation,
    He subdues the power of Hell.

Sheet Music from Chope

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