December 18, 2016

Pastor Tim Braun
Sermon: Hark How All the Welkin Rings (Words to the song at posted below the video)
Matthew 1

December 18, 2016 from Sharon Sawatzky on Vimeo.

Hymn for Christmas-Day (aka: Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
Words by Charles Wesley,1739 (later adapted by George Whitefield, 1758)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn, 1855
Arranged by Timothy Braun (to include Wesley’s original lyrics)

Verse 1
Hark how all the heaven rings, “Glory to the King of Kings
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners re-con-ciled!” [Lk. 2:8-14]
Joyful, all ye nations rise [Rev. 7:9-10]; join the triumph of the skies
Un-iversal Nature [Phil. 2:10-11; Rom. 8:19], say, “Christ the Lord is born to-day!”

Hark how all the heaven rings,
“Glory to the King of Kings!”

Verse 2
Christ by highest heav’n adored, Christ the everlasting Lord
Late in time behold Him come [Gal. 4:4], offspring of a virgin’s womb [Is. 7:14]
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see [Col. 1:19], hail th’Incarnate Deity [Jn. 1:14]
Pleased as man with men to dwell [Heb. 2:11], Jesus our Emmanuel [Mt. 1:23]

Verse 3
Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace [Is. 9:6], hail the Sun of Righteousness
Light and life [Jn. 8:12; 10:10] to all He brings, ris’n with healing in His wings [Mal. 4:2]
Mild He lays His glory by [Phil. 2:5-7], born that man no more may die [1Cor. 14:54-57]
Born to raise the sons of earth [Jn. 11:25-26], born to give them second birth [Jn. 3:3]

Verse 4
Come Desire of nations come [Hag. 2:7], fix in us Thy humble home [Eph. 3:17]
Rise the woman’s conqu’ring seed, bruise in us the serpent’s head [Gen. 3:15]
Now display Thy saving power, ruin’d nature now restore [Is. 11:6-9];
Now in mystic union join, Thine to ours [Heb. 2:17], and ours to Yours [2Pt. 1:3-4].

Verse 5
Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface, stamp Thine image in its place [Rom. 8:29]
Second Adam from above [1Cor. 15:45], reinstate us in Thy love
Let us Thee, though lost, regain, Thee, the Life, the Inner Man [Gal. 2:20]:
O! to all Thyself impart [1Tim. 2:4], Form’d in each believing heart [Jn. 3:16].

CCLI Song No. 27738
© Public Domain | Charles Wesley | Felix Mendelssohn
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