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 the angelic host proclaim: "Christ is born in Bethlehem" Hark! The herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" Christ by highest heav'n adored Christ the everlasting Lord! Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin's womb Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel Hark! The herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris'n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Hark! The herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King! Composed by Charles Wesley (1707-88), and first distributed in 1739 as 'Behold, how all the welkin rings/Glory to the King of Kings'. In 1753, for reasons that are not clear, the Wesleys' adversary, the all the more Calvinistically slanted George Whitefield, modified the initial two lines to their present frame, and in addition cutting an expansive number of additional verses. Ian Bradley laments the extractions: Wesley's unique announces what he calls 'an ecotheology', in which Christ is worried 'with recovering the entire condition and not only the human piece of creation.' Different psalm books, including the persuasive English Hymnal of 1906, have in this manner endeavored to restore Wesley's unique, without progress. The tune, 'Mendelssohn', was adjusted in 1856 by W H Cummings (1831-1915) from the second development of Festgesang a pass on Künstler, a choral cantata, made in 1840 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) and devoted to denoting the quatercentenary of Gutenberg's innovation of versatile sort. The song is sung in the elevating James Stewart motion picture It's a Wonderful Life and has all the more as of late highlighted in a scene of the fairly more notorious toon arrangement South Park.