My Favorite Christmas Carol

0e3fe-hark-the-heraldThere are many beautiful and touching carols, but none has captured my heart more than Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The theology in the song is crystal clear, and my heart rejoices to hear and sing it. You may pick out some other Christian themes in it, but these are the ones that stand out to me. Mind you, this is one song, and it is filled with truth and glory. I’ve listed all the theology simply stated in this song. The lyrics are below the list.

  • God sent Jesus into this world to save us.
  • All the nations rejoiced at His coming.
  • The angels proclaimed His birth.
  • Jesus is the highest and all supreme God, born of a virgin.
  • He deserves our devotion and allegiance.
  • The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit were all present at His conception and birth.
  • He is the epitome of hope because He brings life to all who accept Him.
  • Death is just a passage to the best life.
  • He is PEACE, He is RIGHTEOUS, He is LIGHT and LIFE.
  •  He put His glory aside to come to earth as a humble babe.
  • Those who know Him, one day will be raised up to reign with Him.
  • And lastly…
  • All glory, any amount, should be directed and freely given to Him.


Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With 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 the Virgin’s womb
Hail the Flesh, the God Head
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King

Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace
Hail the Son 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
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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I love this carol! Just hearing the introductory notes, my heart and soul get simultaneously glad and hearing the words brings tears to my eyes—true worship to our King Jesus. Maybe after listening to it hear, you will love this carol too.
Glory to the New Born King!

4 thoughts on “My Favorite Christmas Carol

    1. There are so many beautiful carols and their stories are so interesting. Thank you for reading my blog, Melissa.


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