• Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Instrumentation: Organ with optional Brass & Percussion
  • Published by: Walton Music

A wonderful new setting of the traditional carol for choir, organ, brass, and percussion, with congregational participation.

Majestic and grand, this will be an incredible addition to your choral library.

Buy Vocal Score:

Buy Full Score and Instrumental Parts:


Instrumental parts included with Full Score: Horn, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Cymbals

If not using full brass accompaniment, a free downloadable trumpet solo part for use with the vocal score is available at waltonmusic.com, search WW1800.

N.B. There are some very slight word differences between the common U.S. and British lyrics – both are supplied in the score.  The following are the U.S. lyrics.

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King:
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with th’angelic hosts proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King”

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of the Virgin’s womb:
veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
hail th’incarnate Deity,
pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus, our Immanuel.

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that we no more may die,
born to raise us from the earth,
born to give us second birth.

Words: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788), adapted by George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)

Original musical setting: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)