C. Wesley

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 angelic hosts proclaim,

“Christ is born in Bethlehem.”

Hark! the herald angels sing,

“Glory to the newborn 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 God-head see,

Hail th’ incarnate Deity!

Pleased as man with man to dwell,

Jesus our Immanuel.


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.


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.


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