Christmas Songs

By: Gail Cohen & Gilbert DeBenedetti

'Angels From the Realms of Glory'

©2006 Publications International, Ltd.

"Angels From the Realms of Glory," written in 1816 by James Montgomery, celebrates the messengers who first told shepherds of the birth of Jesus. This reverent carol recalls the angels' flight to earth to share their joy with all mankind.

"Angels From the Realms of Glory" Lyrics

1. 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.

2. Shepherds in the fields abiding,

Watching o'er your flocks by night,

God with man is now residing;

Yonder shines the infant light.

Come and worship ...

3. Sages leave your contemplations;

Brighter visions beam afar,

Seek the great desire of nations;

Ye have seen His natal star.

Come and worship ...

Christmas sheet music: "Angels From the Realms of Glory"

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