The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! What Mean Those Thrilling Voices

For Christmas

Words: Altered from Cawood 1 by H. J. Gauntlett and R. R. C.

Music: Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876), Mus. Doc.
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Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #63

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Hark! What Mean Those Heavenly Voices

1. Hark! what mean those thrilling voices,
Strangely sounding in the skies;
There th' angelic host rejoices,
There those Alleluias rise;
Lo! they sing a wondrous story,
Telling of the Saviour nigh!
Glory in the highest, Glory;
Glory be to God on high.

2. Peace on earth, good will from Heaven
Reaching far as man is found;
Man redeemed and sin forgiven;
Hear the golden harps resound.
Christ is born the Great Anointed,
Heaven and earth glad welcome sing,
Hail! Lord Christ the God appointed
As our Prophet, Priest, and King.

3. Let us sing the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer's birth,
That the brightness of His glory
Spread and cover all the earth;
Born to reign let all adore Him,
All creation praise its Lord,
May we ever sing before Him,
Glory be to God on high.


1. John Cawood (1775-1852), in Thomas Cotterill's Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1819. Return

Sheet Music from Chope

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