Angels from the realms of glory

1) Angels from the realms of glory
Wing your flight o'er all the earth
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth

Ref.: Come and worship come and worship
Worship Christ the newborn King

2) Shepherds in the field abiding
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with us is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light

3) Sages leave your contemplations
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great Desire of nations
Ye have seen His natal star

4) Saints before the altar bending
Watching long in hope and fear
Suddenly the Lord descending
In His temple shall appear

5) Sinners wrung with true repentance
Doomed for guilt to endless pains
Justice now revokes the sentence
Mercy calls you break your chains

6) Though an infant now we view Him
He shall fill His Father's throne
Gather all nations to Him
Every knee shall then bow down

7) All creation join in praising
God the Father Spirit Son
Evermore your voices raising
To the eternal Three in One


Text: James Montgomery 1816
Melodie: Henry Smart

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