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Hark The Herald Angels Sing Hymn

Note: "The original hymn text was written as a "Hymn for Christmas-Day" by Charles Wesley, included in the 1739 John Wesley collection Hymns and Sacred Poems writing, (song) HARK how all the Welkin rings "Glory to the Kings of Kings, "Peace on Earth, and Mercy mild, "GOD and Sinners reconcil'd!. Wesley's original hymn began with the opening line "Hark how all the Welkin rings." This was changed to the familiar "Hark! the Herald Angels sing" by George Whitefield in his 1754 Collection of hymns for social worship." (I chose "Hark The Herald Angels Sing," because it is one of my favorite Christmas songs.) Truly a king was born, on this cold Christmas morning, in years to come many will mourn. Hark The Herald Angels Sing! To the birth of a new king, let's celebrate each day, can you hear the church bells ring. Hark The Herald Angels Sing! This story has been told, over the many many years, it is worth its weight in gold. Hark The Herald Angels Sing! Date Written 7/27/2020 In honor of John Wesley Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues 1 Place STRAND COMPLETELY NEW (18), any form, any theme Contest Judged: 8/7/2020 Sponsored by: Brian Strand

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Date: 8/8/2020 8:14:00 PM
Congrats on your win!:)
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Date: 8/8/2020 12:00:00 PM
for sure this is his most well known of ALL hymns. I noticed this when I was researching his many songs. Congrats on the awesome win.
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Date: 7/28/2020 8:38:00 AM
Paula, this was my first read today, and what a lovely way to greet the day! It is my favorite Christmas hymn, and I'm so glad you chose to highlight it for the Charles Wesley contest. Aren't you glad they changed it from welkin to angels! Loved it, a little Christmas in July. Best wishes in the contest ~ John
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 7/29/2020 7:56:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your best wishes. So glad I started your day off on a good note. Yes, it had to be angels not welkin. Have a wonderful day..................