Brain Bush’s Blog

My Favorite Christmas Hymn

  • By : Brian Bush
  • December 23, 2014
  • 4:33 pm

Hello Friends,

Living here in the Holy Land is unique…

And at this time of Christmas the one Hymn that keeps going in my head, year after year, is Hark the Herald Angles Sing.

It was written by the brother of John Wesley (the founder of the Methodist church),Charles Wesley, in 1739.

I loved singing it as a boy – and I love the words and their truth.

From me to you – I share them now:

Merry Christmas Eve Tomorrow!!

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!”

Brian Bush
Middle East Corespondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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