Herald Angels, and The Holly & Ivy/Herald Angels
HARK! the herald angels sing
"Glory to the new-born King,
"Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
"God and sinners reconcil'd."
Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies,
With the angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
Christ by highest heaven ador'd,
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of a Virgin's womb.
Veil'd in flesh, the Godhead he,
Hail the incarnate Deity;
Pleas'd as man with t' appear,
Jesus, our Immanuel, here!
Hail the heaven-born prince of peace
Hail the Sun 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 should die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.