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Cookham 81b

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Harmonia Sacra, 1754
Alto: Christian Harmony, 1867
Poet: Alt. by George Whitefield, 1753
Meter: 7s (7,7,7,7)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Hark! the Herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”


HARK! the Herald Angels sing,, Stanza 1
2
See, 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,, Stanza 6
3
Hail, the holy Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness;
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.


HARK! the Herald Angels sing,, Stanza 5
4
Let us all then with angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”


HARK! the Herald Angels sing,, Stanza 1