Hey Everybody -
This Sunday I’ll be leading the traditional version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley.
Years ago, I wrote a 4th “stanza” to this carol, and I call it my “Doxology Adaptation”. Feel free to use this as you wish.
I’m serious - try it .. hopefully, you can feel the meter and timing of the words below with the melody of the song. It works really well.
“The Doxology Adaptation”
(by Fred McKinnon, to the tune of Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
Praise God from all blessings flow
Praise Him creatures here below
Praise Him all ye heavenly hosts
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Praise Him for the Savior’s birth!
Praise Him, He who came to earth!
To redeem us from the fall
Son of God, the Maker of all
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Whatcha think ... can you hear it? Will you sing it or try it out?