Hark the Herald!

History: This Christmas carol was composed in 1739 as a "hymn for Christmas Day" its creator Charles Wesley included it in a collection called Hymns and Sacred Poems. The lyrics were modified in 1754 by George Whitefield, who was a relative of the composer. In 1855 Felix Mendelssohn made the musical adaptation to the Hymn as we know it today. The last adaptation of the lyrics was made in 1961, the one we sing every Christmas.

Hark! the Herald the Angels sing

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Hark the Herald! –1961 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 new-born king

Hark the Herald! –1739 Lyrics

HARK how all the Welkin rings

"Glory to the Kings of Kings,

"Peace on Earth, and Mercy mild,

"GOD and Sinners reconcil'd!

Joyful all ye Nations rise,

Join the Triumph of the Skies,

Universal Nature say

"CHRIST the LORD is born to Day!