On The Fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....

.....Angels From the Realms of Glory.
 This is a beautiful Christmas hymn, calling all peoples to come and worship Christ.
Written in the 1800's by James Montgomery a Scottish poet, and set to a tune written a few years later, it is indeed a glorious and majestic song. Unfortunately, I couldn't find out much about the history of the writing of this hymn nor much about the author himself. I also couldn't find a nice sounding video which included all the verses and sang it to the right tune. I went with tune over all the verses, because I can post those below; take a look at the fifth verse, we don't see that one in many hymnals and yet that one is one of my favorites. I've often wondered why some verses to some songs seem to be left out and forgotten though they seem so fitting! However that is another topic for another day.
 Please enjoy this beautiful video!

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 field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with us is now residing;
Yonder shines the infant light:

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Ye have seen His natal star.

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

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you; break your chains.

Though an Infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to Him;
Every knee shall then bow down:

All creation, join in praising
God, the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising
To th’eternal Three in One.

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