Christ, by highest heav’n adored:
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the favored one.
Veil’d in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’incarnate Deity:
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”
– “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” a Christmas carol with lyrics by Charles Wesley (1739), adapted to Felix Mendelssohn’s music (1840) by William H. Cummings (1855)