85 - Angels from the realms of glory
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.
Refrein Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn King.
2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:
3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.
4 Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear;
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear.
5 Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains.
6 Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father's throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down.
7 All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising
To th'eternal Three in One.

Tekst: James Montgomery
Muziek: Henry T. Smart
Zelfde melodie als: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 21, Opwekking - lied 320,
Gezang 93, Liedboek voor de kerken - lied 255 - Ere zij aan God de Vader
Schrift: Lucas 2:13-14