By Request: ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

Requested by “thewhiterabbit,” Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–I hope you like this rendition by Amy Grant.

Charles Wesley published the lyrics to this Christmas hymn back in 1739, and Felix Mendelssohn composed the familiar melody 100 years later.

Would you believe we used to be allowed to sing this in… school?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “By Request: ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’

  • Phoebe

    We used to sing it in school, too — and my grade school was about 1/3 Jewish, while I myself was being raised as a devout atheist. And guess what? No one was offended. We all enjoyed the music, and the Christians rejoiced in the words as well.

    But that, of course, was before schools were made “diverse” and “inclusive,” i.e., monolithic and exclusionary.


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I attended an Amy Grant concert one summer where she and her former husband sang some Christmas songs because they sang them all year round. P.S. I requested “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” but this one was just as good!


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