Friday, December 24, 2010

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

My absolute FAVORITE Christmas carol....ever...period. :)

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

Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ, the Everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th' Incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new born King!"

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen 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 new born King!"

Come, Desire of nations, come;
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman's conquering Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent's head.
Adam's likeness now efface,
Stamp Thine image in its place:
Second Adam from above,
Reinstate us in Thy love.
Hark! the herald angels sin,
"Glory to the newborn King!"

~Charles Wesley

What's your favorite Christmas carol?


Dani said...

Merry Christmas! Hope it's a wonderful one. :)

Melanie said...

Thanks Dani! Merry Christmas! <3

Teddy said...

I love that song too, isn't the doctrine amazing? How much they cram into just one song! =-)

Anonymous said...

My favorite Christmas carol? Probably "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". Merry Christmas!

Miss Laurie said...

This is my sister's absolute favorite too. I always have a difficult time deciding what my favorite carol is. Each year there seems to be a new carol that stands out among the rest. This year it was Once In Royal David's City.

Anna Olivia said...

hmmmm...I believe I already told ya on FB... ;) but Josh Groban's "O Holy Night" is my favorite carol. Breathtaking!!!~ <3