“Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord'” (Luke 2:8-11)
Words by Charles Wesley, music by Felix Mendelssohn
“Hark! the herald angels sin, ‘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 th’angelic hosts proclaim, ‘Christ is born in Bethlehem.’
“Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord:
Late in time behold Him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail th’incarnate Deity!
Pleased as man with men to dwell; Jesus our Immanuel.
“Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, risen 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.
“Come, Desire of nations, come! Fix in us Thy humble home:
Rise, the woman’s conquering seed, bruise in us the serpent’s head;
Adam’s likeness now efface, stamp Thine image in its place:
Second Adam from above, reinstate us in Thy love.
“HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING, ‘GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING.'”
REAL CHRISTMAS IS THE REVEALED CHRIST!