Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Dec 01, 2018

This majestic hymn, and the eternal truths it expresses, are so much more than just another Christmas carol.


As you celebrate the birth of Christ, drink in deeply both the wonderful truth of "God and sinners reconciled" and the fervent prayer:


"Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface; stamp Thine image in its place."


And make your great source of rejoicing to be -- not in presents, food, or even family -- but in "Jesus our Emmanuel" who was "Pleased with us in flesh to dwell."



Hark! The Herald Angels Sing


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 th’angelic host proclaim,“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”


Refrain:


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 th’incarnate Deity,Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,Jesus our Emmanuel.

 


Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!Hail the Sun 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.

 


Come, Desire of nations, come,Fix in us Thy humble home;Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed,Bruise in us the serpent’s head.Now display Thy saving power,Ruined nature now restore;Now in mystic union joinThine to ours, and ours to Thine.

 


Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,Stamp Thine image in its place:Second Adam from above,Reinstate us in Thy love.Let us Thee, though lost, regain,Thee, the Life, the inner man:O, to all Thyself impart,Formed in each believing heart.

Resource: 'Finding Grace' Blog
Categories: Call to Worship, Finding Grace, Podcasts
Collection: Christmas

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