Hark! The Herald Angels sing

Charles Wesley (1739)

Die Urfassung des Textes stammt von Charles Wesley und wurde später von George Whitefield abgeändert. Die Melodie geht auf Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy zurück. Sie war ursprünglich Teil des "Festgesang zum Gutenbergfest", den Mendelssohn 1840 zur "vierten Säcularfeier der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst" in Leipzig schrieb. 1855 adaptierte William Hayman Cummings Mendelssohns Melodie des zweiten Chores "Vaterland, in deinen Gauen" und unterlegte sie mit Wesleys Text.

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Hark! The Herald Angels sing,
"Glory to the new-born 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 Hosts proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new-born King."

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting lord
Late in time behold Him come,
Off-spring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see,
Hail, the incarnate deity
Pleased as Man with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the New-born king!"

Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace,
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings,
Risen with healing in His Wings.
Now 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 New-born king!"

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