Posted by: St. Mark Lutheran Church | December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hark!  The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King; peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!”  Joyful, all you 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 th’ incarnate Deity!  Pleased as man with us to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel!  Hark!  The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail, the heav’nly Prince of Peace!  Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!  Light and lift to all He brings, ris’n with healing in His wings.  Mild He lays His glory by, born that we no more may die, born to raise us from the earth, born to give us second birth.  Hark!  The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

— Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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