Nursery Rhymes

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics and Music

The sublime words and lyrics of this beloved hymn begin with "Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' hymn were written by the English author, Charles Wesley. The invigorating music that accompanies the 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' Christmas Hymn were composed by Felix Mendelssohn. The author of the hymn, Charles Wesley, was born December 18, 1707 and died March 29, 1788. The composer of the music to the 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' hymn, Felix Mendelssohn, was born February 3, 1809 and died November, 4, 1847. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this popular Christmas carol.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Hymn
Title: Hark the Herald Angels Sing *** Name of Composer: Felix Mendelssohn *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Charles Wesley *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the words of the 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as the leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings
Ris'n with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing', Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809-November, 4, 1847), was born in Hamburg, Germany and became famous as a great German composer, pianist, organist and conductor.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Author of Lyrics: Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 to November, 4, 1847)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!"
First Publication Date: 1739 in Hymns and Sacred Poems

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