Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

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TEXT
Charles Wesley, 1739
Wesley’s Christmas carol is a “dense theological interpreation of the incarnation” according to hymnologist C. Michael Hawn.

Other hymns by Charles Wesley

TUNE
MENDELSSOHN, Felix Mendelssohn, 1840
arranged by William H. Cummings, 1857

TIDBITS
Hymn history by hymnologist C. Micahel Hawn at UMC Discipleship Ministires

Wesley uses the words “mystic union” which is a Moravian concept. The pictured image is of a Moravian star.

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  1. Amy Grant’s version of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing from her album The Christmas Collection is a favorite of mine. Amy Grant’s Christmas albums hold a great childhood nostalgia for me. Available to listen to for free on Spotify.

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