Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Reflections (7) -


The Christmas angel hanging from our mantle.

"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 heavn' 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!"

~ Written by: Charles Wesley (1739) ~

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