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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889081
Hark! What Mean These Holy Voices?Rev. John Cawood (1775-1852)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
081DeerhurstJames Langran (1835-1909)8.7.8.7.D.

1Hark! What mean these holy voices,
Sweetly sounding through the skies?
Lo! The angelic host rejoices,
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.
Listen to the wondrous story
Which they chant in hymns of joy!
Glory in the highest, glory:
Glory be to God Most High!
2Peace on earth, goodwill from heaven,
Reaching far as man is found–
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven;–
Loud our golden harps shall sound.
Christ is born, the great Anointed;
Heaven and earth His praises sing;
Glad receive Whom God appointed
For your Prophet, Priest, and King.
3Hasten, mortals, to adore Him;
Learn His name and taste His joy;
Till in heaven ye sing before Him,
Glory be to God Most High!
Let us learn the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer’s birth;
Spread the brightness of His glory,
Till it cover all the earth.
Isaiah7:14-1614 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
Luke2:8-148 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke2:11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke2:13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Acts10:38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Colossians1:19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
Titus2:11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Hebrews1:6And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
Hebrews1:9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

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