154. Hark! hark!--the notes of joy

1 Hark! hark!--the notes of joy
Roll o'er the heavenly plains,
And seraphs find employ
For their sublimest strains;
Some new delight in heaven is known;
Loud sound the harps around the throne.

2 Hark! hark! the sounds draw nigh,
The joyful hosts descend;
Jesus forsakes the sky,
To earth his footsteps bend:
He comes to bless our fallen race;
He comes with messages of grace.

3 Bear, bear the tidings round;
Let every mortal know
What love in God is found,
What pity he can show:
Ye winds that blow! ye waves that roll!
Bear the glad news from pole to pole.

4 Strike, strike the harps again,
To great Immanuel's name;
Arise, ye sons of men!
And all his grace proclaim:
Angels and men! wake every string,
'Tis God the Saviour's praise we sing.

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First Line: Hark! hark!--the notes of joy
Author: Anon.
Meter: H. M.
Publication Date: 1873
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Incarnation; The Glad Tidings
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