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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!”

Digital artwork using Gimp Program, stocks from deviantart.com, links below
Background by imaginedmoments
Moon by justiej
Angel by Brutalbich

“Hark the herald angels sing” Christmas Carol was written by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church, in 1739. A sombre man, he requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the herald angels sing” was sung to a different tune initially. Over a hundred years later Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a cantata in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark the herald angels sing” already written by Wesley.

Comments

  • michellerena
    michellerenaover 4 years ago

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 4 years ago

    How cute is that?! Just wonderful Michelle, the frame and moon suit her perfectly! :O)

  • thankyou very much Vanessa:)

    – michellerena

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    She is a glorious angel Michelle…this is so beautiful!!

  • many thanks to you Sharon:)

    – michellerena

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 4 years ago

    Beautifully composed Michelle. Well done.

  • thankyou very much

    – michellerena

  • Keith G. Hawley
    Keith G. Hawleyover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image Michelle… Great work!

  • thanks so much Keith

    – michellerena

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Another good one, Michelle!

  • thankyou

    – michellerena

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image Michelle,Fantastic work!!!

  • thanks so much for your lovely comment and fave ♥

    – michellerena

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

    Cute

  • thankyou ♥

    – michellerena

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    You’re certainly doing a wonderful job of these! :-)
    Beautiful!

  • thankyou so much ♥

    – michellerena

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Wow really great work of art here well done.

  • thanks so much for your comment and fave Steven

    – michellerena

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