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“Angels from the Realms of Glory” was an 1816 Christmas Hymn penned by James Alexander, originally entitled “Nativity” to the tune of “Angels We Have Heard on High”.


“But those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength”. – Isaiah 40:31

For a refresher course on what Advent is, check out my advent playlist!

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Advent Playlist – 25 Christmas Hymns

1. A Strange Way to Save the World

2. Angel Gabriel

Day 3. Angels From the Realms of Glory

Angels From the Realms of Glory is a Christmas hymn by James Alexander that was published on Christmas Eve 1816 to the title of “Nativity” based on the popular Angels, We Have Heard on High.

Angels From the Realms of Glory Lyrics –

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 newborn king.

Shepherds, in the field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
yonder shines the infant light: [Refrain]

Sages, leave your contemplations,
brighter visions beam afar;
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star: [Refrain]

Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord descending,
In His temple shall appear; [Refrain]

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doom’d for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you — break your chains. [Refrain]

Though an infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down: [Refrain]

Steven Curtis Chapman does a great job with this classic hymn as part of his modern Christmas album.

Scripture Reading for Day Three of Advent –

Malachi 3:1-4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?

For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; 3he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

Matthew 25:31-32

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Advent Playlist – Days 4 to 25

4. Christ is the World’s True Light

5. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

6. The Crown of Roses

7. E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come

8. Gesu Bambino

9. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

10. I Wonder as I Wander

11. Jesus Christ The Apple Tree

12. The King Shall Come

13. Carol of the Drum (Little Drummer Boy)

14. Mary, Did You Know?

15. O Come All Ye Faithful

16. O Come O Come Emmanuel

17. O Holy Night

18. O Little Town of Bethlehem

19. Once in Royal David’s City

20. People Look East

21. Silent Night

22. Sweet Little Jesus Boy

23. There Stood in Heaven a Linden Tree

24. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

25. Whence is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

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Please join me this Advent Season as I share these beloved hymns and the stories and Scriptures that go with them. Enjoy and a very Happy Christmas to all.

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