This choral arrangement by composer Garrett Breeze features simple harmonies accompanied by a challenging piano part written in a classical, quasi-operatic style, giving the piece a majestic feeling. Listeners will also hear references to the carol “Angels We Have Heard on High” which accompany the first two verses as a new refrain.
Voicing: SATB, SAB, SSA, and Two-Part
Hark, the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! Glory to the newborn King!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise; join the triumph of the skies; with th’angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem! Glory to the newborn King!
Hail! the heav’nborn Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die; born to raise the songs of earth, born to give them second birth. Hark! the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King!