Music: Rev. R. F. Smith
1. Hark! the herald angels singing,
"Glory be to God!"
While the shepherds watch are keeping
On the sod.
2. "Peace on earth," to man proclaiming
Joyous news to all:
Tidings great to mortals bringing,
Saved from thrall.
3. Lo, in Bethlehem, in a manger,
God Incarnate lies;
Come, to save a world in danger,
From the skies.
4. Hasten, shepherds, to adore Him!
Hail the Saviour – King!
Wise men, lay your gifts before Him –
5. Though an Infant, mean and lowly,
He shall ever reign,
Prince of Peace, and Judge Most Holy,
6. Let the earth b e filled with gladness
On this happy morn;
Vanish sorrow, fear, and sadness,
Christ is born!
7. Mortals own your God and Saviour!
Join the angel lays;
Shout aloud His Name, and ever
Sing His praise.
8. Hail! Emmanuel! King of Glory!
Great Deliverer, hail!
May Thy birth, in Bethlehem’s story,
Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #153
Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #87
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