"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Text From:
THE LUTHERAN HANDBOOK TO THE HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.106



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 new-born 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:
Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King.

3. 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 new-born King.

4. 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 new-born King.



Notes:
Hymn #136 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Matt 2:2
Author: James Montgomery, 1816, 1825, ab.
Composer: Henry Smart, 1867
Tune: "Regent Square"