Advent Hymnals

916. HARK! HARK! MY SOUL_1

Christ in Song,

1.
Hark!  hark!  my soul, angelic songs are swelling
O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave beat shore;
How sweet the truth those blessed strains are telling
Of that new life when sin shall be no more!

Chorus:
Angels of Jesus, angels of light,
Singing to welcome the pilgrims of the night.

2.
Onward we go, for still we hear them singing,
"Come, weary souls, for Jesus bids you come;"
And thro' the dark, its echoes sweetly ringing,
The music of the gospel leads us home.  [Chorus]

3.
Far, far, away, like bells at evening pealing,
The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea;
And laden souls by thousands meekly stealing,
Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to thee.  [Chorus]

4.
Angels, sing on!  your faithful watches keeping;
Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above,
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping,
And life's long shadows break in cloudless love.  [Chorus]

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Title Hark! Hark! My Soul_1
Key A♭ Major
Titles Angels of Jesus, angels of light,
First Line Hark! hark! my soul, angelic songs are swelling
Author F. W. Faber
Year 1908
Composer Wm. F. Sherwin
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Tune SHERWIN
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Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Nearing Home; Special Selections: Choir or Quartet
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