Glory to the newborn King!

A mix of Anglican and Methodist notes and lyrics, performed in a stolen Catholic Church? I find no heresy, so yes, please! Just so long as we can agree that there will be no cheap grace of prot folly when we sing, “God and sinners reconciled.”

Note the First Violin absolutely shredding it the last 30 seconds. Happy Christmas, which continues unabated.

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 new-born King”

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 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 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
Hark! The herald angels sing”Glory to the new-born King”

8 thoughts on “Glory to the newborn King!

  1. This is the definitive Hark the Herald for me. When it comes to Christmas music, I’ve become a bit of a go-big-or-go-home snob in the YouTube era. My playlists are heavy on King’s College, York Minister, Westminster, St. Paul’s, etc. The quaint carols of my childhood just don’t cut it anymore.

    Another great one:

  2. Point of information: the original, Catholic, cathedral of St. Paul in London was destroyed in the great fire of 1666; so the current building is a Protestant one, though you could say its site was ‘stolen’.

  3. Oh my goodness! What a glorious herald of our Lord’s birth!
    Around the 2:40 mark, there is one proud mother’s son bubbling over with Christmas Joy!

  4. Feast of the Holy Innocents
    Fourth Day of Christmas

    Dear Marc, You innocently(?) ask, “Is it the abbr. that’s offensive.” Yes. It most certainly is.

    It sounds obnoxious, echoes your other fave epithet “pro-abort” and neatly rhymes w/snot.

    This amped negative connotation is why you use it. Look, we like your rhetoric sharp tongue included, but that’s simply going too far, especially at Christmas.

    Where’s your love for men of good will? Can no ‘Prots’ be among them? Or have you determined that already?

    Rather, on a Christmas morn, oughtn’t we try not to reduce people to political categories; and try to convert them, which usually takes charity. Look at the Babe in the Manger, Who came for to die for all.

    Merry Christmas, my grumpy brother!

    From one ol coot to another

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