Angels, from the realms of glory


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:
Refrain:
come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.


Shepherds in the field abiding,
watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing;
yonder shines the infant Light: Refrain

Sages, leave your contemplations;
brighter visions beam afar:
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star:Refrain

Saints before the altar bending,
watching long in hope and fear,
suddenly the Lord, descending,
in his temple shall appear: Refrain

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: Refrain


Words: stanzas 1-4: James Montgomery (1771-1854), 1816;
stanza 5, The Christmas Box, 1825.

MIDI: Regent Square (Henry Thomas Smart, 1813-1879)

Meter: 87 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 387 Horsley  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 043 Lusatia  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 024 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 024 Gilbert's, Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 024 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 024 Regent Square  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 076 Realms of Glory (Naylor)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 504 St. Thomas (Webbe)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 482 Lewes, St. Osmund  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 110    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 018 St. Osmund  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 091 Lansdowne  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 060 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 060 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 060 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 060 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 060 Regent Square  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 060 Regent Square, Realms of Glory (Naylor)  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 083 Angeli, Feniton Court  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 065 Lewes  
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 079 Kensington New, Redemption  
The Hymnal 1916 080 Regent Square  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 105 Kensington New, St. Osmund, Wingham  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 080 Lewes  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
058 Regent Square  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 055 Lewes  
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 071 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 081 Kensington New, Lewes  
The Hymnal 1940 028 Regent Square  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 064 Lewes  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 053 Westminster Abbey  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 093 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
The Hymn Book 1971 408 Regent Square, Larkin  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 235 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
The Hymnal 1982 093 Regent Square  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 039 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 077 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris) Text modernized, verse 4 missing
Church Family Worship, 1988 661 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 034 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 143 Regent Square  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 309 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Sing Glory, 1999 344 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 035 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 044 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 036 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 147 Les anges dans nos campagnes (Iris)  

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