Song: Angel Choir, The in Songs of Gladness

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Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Page 79
Format: Mixed words and music
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

Angel Choir, The

Lyrics

Verse 1
Hark! what mean these holy voices,
Sweetly sounding through the skies?
Lo! th’ angelic host rejoices,
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.

Chorus
Hear them tell the wondrous story,
Hear them chant in hymns of joy,
“Glory in the highest–glory!
Glory be to God most high!”

Verse 2
Peace on earth–good will from heaven,
Reaching far as man is found,
Souls redeem’d and sins forgiven,
Loud our golden harps shall sound.

Verse 3
Christ is born, the great Anointed–
Heaven and earth his praises sing!
Oh receive whom God appointed
For your Prophet, Priest and King.

Verse 4
Haste, ye mortals, to adore him:
Learn his name, and taste his joy;
Till in heaven ye sing before him,
“Glory by to God most high!”