Song title: Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Music: Greg de Blieck, Traditional
Lyrics: Charles Wesley, George Whitefiel

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!”

“Risen with healing in his wings” is a reference to the last book of the old testament – the prophet Malachi.
God would come and be present with His people – a presence of holiness and perfection, and a measure by which His justice would be seen and understood. In the midst of this fearful prophecy of judgement, Malachi also declares that God himself would be the source of righteousness for His people, for those who put their faith in Him.

We believe that the Messiah is Jesus Christ – God Himself, come to be with His people, and be the source of their vindication.


 

Bible Passages:

Malachi 4

 


 

Themes:

  • Righteousness
  • Vindication
  • Judgement

 

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