Hark how all the welkin rings (Tim Porter)
- Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2007-08-19). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 294 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: Hark how all the welkin rings
Composer: Tim Porter
Description: Words: Charles Wesley
One of two carols (with "Sweet was the song") that Tim wrote early in his time as a student at Dartington College, England.
Original text and translations
Hark, how all the welkin rings,
"Glory to the King of kings;
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
universal nature say,
"Christ the Lord is born today!"
Come, Desire of nations, come,
fix in us thy humble home;
rise, the woman's conquering Seed,
bruise in us the serpent's head.
Now display thy saving power,
ruined nature now restore;
now in mystic union join
thine to ours, and ours to thine.
Ding dong, ding dong:
Hark all the welkin ringing!