The Lyrics to Angels from the Realms of Glory and the Meaning

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Christmas is a time of year when families all around the world come together to celebrate. For many, one of the highlights of Christmas is listening to music, specifically carols. Do you know the song Angels from the Realms of Glory? It's a classic Christmas carol that is often sung during the holiday season. But do you know the story behind the song? What does this song really mean?
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Christmas is a time of year when families all around the world come together to celebrate. For many, one of the highlights of Christmas is listening to music, specifically carols. Do you know the song Angels from the Realms of Glory? It's a classic Christmas carol that is often sung during the holiday season. But do you know the story behind the song? What does this song really mean? Let's take a closer look at the lyrics and find out!

When was Angels from the Realms of Glory composed?

Angels from the Realms of Glory was composed in 1816 by Scottish poet James Montgomery. The lyrics are based on a poem that Montgomery had written earlier that year. Angels from the Realms of Glory was originally published in Montgomery's collection of poems, A Christmas Hymn.





James Montgomery was a Scottish poet who lived from 1771-1854. He was known for his religious and political poetry, as well as his hymns. Angels from the Realms of Glory is just one of many poems and songs that Montgomery wrote during his lifetime.

Angels from the Realms of Glory was first set to music by English composer Henry Smart in 1856. Smart was inspired to write music for the song after hearing it sung by a choir. He thought that the lyrics were so beautiful and uplifting that they deserved to be set to music.

James Montgomery, the lyricist of Christmas song Angels from the Realms of Glory | Love to Sing

James Montgomery, the lyricist of Christmas song Angels from the Realms of Glory

In the United Kingdom, however, the Christmas song Angels from the Realms of Glory came to be sung to the French carol tune "Iris" (the tune used for "Angels We Have Heard on High") after this setting was published in the Oxford Book of Carols in 1825.

What do the lyrics to Angels from the Realms of Glory mean?

Angels from the Realms of Glory is a song about the birth of Jesus Christ. The lyrics talk about how the angels came down from heaven to celebrate his birth. They sang praises and thanked God for sending his son to Earth. The lyrics also talk about how Jesus is the light that will lead us out of the darkness. He is the hope that we have been waiting for.

  1. The first verse talks about how the angels came down from heaven to celebrate his birth. They sang praises and thanked God for sending his son to Earth.
  2. The second verse talks about how Jesus is the light that will lead us out of darkness. He is the hope that we have been waiting for.
  3. The third verse talks about how, because of Jesus, we no longer need to fear death or evil.
  4. The fourth verse talks about how Jesus came to Earth to save us from our sins.
  5. The fifth and final verse talks about how all of creation will praise Jesus forevermore. Angels from the Realms of Glory is a beautiful Christmas song!




What are the lyrics to Angels from the Realms of Glory?

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 fields abiding
Watching o'er your flocks by night
God with man is now residing
Yonder shines the infant light
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King

Sages, leave your contemplations
Brighter visions beam afar
Seek the great Desire of nations
Ye have seen his natal star
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King

Saints before the altar bending
Watching long in hope and fear
Suddenly the Lord, descending
In his temple shall appear

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King
Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King

 

The Christmas song Angels from the Realms of Glory is one of my favorites. I love how it captures the joy and wonder of Christmas. What does the song mean to you? For me, it reminds me that even though we may be surrounded by darkness, God’s light will always shine through. May your holiday season be filled with hope and joy!

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