Wednesday, December 9, 2009

W.o.G. Wednesday: Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

When I was driving to my Cross-Country race on Saturday morning, I was listening to Christmas music. "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" came on and I couldn't get enough of it. I kept hitting repeat and belting out the words. It was a great praise time, just me and this hymn. I knew right then that I wanted to make it my Word of God post and incorporate verses with it.

The first verse alone has soooo many Biblical reference verses that we could be listing them for hours. Here is a sampling, though (click on the verses to read them on Bible Gateway)
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 heav'n 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!"
The last verse can pretty much be summed up by the ubiquitous Bible Verse seen everywhere. But oh! how true it is:
John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."



Below is a video of the "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" version I had on Repeat for about 20 minutes. LOVED it. Do yourself a favor and listen to it--guaranteed to boost your spirits and remind you why we are celebrating this season!


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Natalie said...

I love that song too but think my ultimate favourite Christmas song has to be 'Oh Holy Night' there is something about that song when it is sung by a children's choir esspecially!

Natalie said...

Here is a link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92mHyrWZdsU&feature=related

I also love Ave Maria and had it played when I walked up to Liam with my Dad on our wedding day. I makes me cry every time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQVz6vuNq7s&feature=fvw

Southern Belle said...

It was really nice to read all the words to that hymn--it gives the song a whole new meaning. The last part of the song is so powerful, love it!

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!

Krull Family said...

This is one of my most favorite Christmas songs! I love the words the most :)

**Nicole** said...

Such a wonderful song! Loved the idea of doing the references!! :D

Life with Kaishon said...

What a wonderful song. I am so glad we celebrate baby Jesus!

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