Thoughts

Angels, From The Realms Of Glory

December 21, 2011

This is my favorite Christmas hymn. I love the words; it is so Christ-centered. Consider the 6th verse, which says that although Christ came to the world as a baby, He will one day “gather all the nations to Him”, and every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Christ the Lord (Philippians 2:10-11). Like the refrain from this hymn, let us come and worship Christ the King this Christmas and forever. Please read these words. I hope you’re encouraged as we near Christmas day. Have a very merry Christmas, and to God be the 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.

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 us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains.

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down:

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising
To th’eternal Three in One.

Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

2 Comments

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    Hannah

    December 22, 2011

    We just sang this last night at Family Group! It is a beautiful song. It’s fun to know another fact about you! :) My favorite is O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Have a blessed day!

    MERRY CHRISTmas!

    To God be the Glory,
    Love,
    Hannah

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    Becca

    December 23, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Brooke! This is one of my family’s (many) well-liked Christmas songs.
    Hannah, you beat me to it! O Come, O Come Emmanuel is my absolute top-favorite Christmas song, as well! :D
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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