"Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices"
                        by John Cawood, 1775-1852
                                 Text From:
          (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.67-68

        1. Hark! what mean those holy voices
        Sweetly sounding through the skies?
        Lo, the angelic host rejoices,
        Heavenly hallelujahs rise.

        2. Listen to the wondrous story
        Which they chant in hymns of joy,
        Glory in the highest, glory!
        Glory be to God most high!

        3. Peace on earth, good will from heaven,
        Reaching far as man is found;
        Souls redeemed and sins forgiven!
        Loud our golden harps shall sound.

        4. Christ is born, the great Anointed;
        Heaven and earth, His praises sing!
        Oh, receive whom God appointed
        For your Prophet, Priest, and King.

        5. Hasten, mortals, to adore Him,
        Learn His name and taste His joy,
        Till in heaven ye sing before Him,
        "Glory be to God most high!"

        6. Let us learn the wondrous story
        Of our great Redeemer's birth;
        Spread the brightness of His glory
        Till it cover all the earth.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #83 Text: Luke 2:14 Author: John Cawood, 1819, alt. Tune: "Stuttgart" 1st Published in: _Psalmodia Sacra_ Town: Gotha, 1715
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