Hark Now Hear the Angels Sing
Dennis Marsh Lyrics


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Long time ago
In Bethlehem
So the
Holy Bible say
Mary's boy child
Jesus Christ
Was born
On Christmas day

Hark
Now hear
The angels sing
A King
Was born today
And man will live
For evermore
Because
Of Christmas Day

While shepherds
Watch

Their flocks
By night
They see
A bright new
Shining star
They hear a choir
Sing a song

The music seemed
To come from afar

Now Joseph
And his wife Mary
Came to Bethlehem
That night
They found no place
To bear her child
Not a single room

Was in sight

Hark
Now hear
The angels sing
A King
Was born today
And man will live
For evermore
Because
Of Christmas day
Mary's boy child
Jesus Christ
Was born
On Christmas day

And then
They found
A little nook
In a stable
All forlorn
And in a manger
Cold and dark
Mary's little boy
Was born

Hark
Now hear
The angels sing
A King
Was born today
And man will live
For evermore
Because
Of Christmas day
Mary's boy child
Jesus Christ




Was born
On Christmas Day

Overall Meaning

The song "Hark Now Hear the Angels Sing" by Dennis Marsh tells the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, as narrated in the Holy Bible. The lyrics describe how Mary, the mother of Jesus, gave birth to him on Christmas day in a stable as there were no available rooms. The song also tells of how the shepherds watching over their flocks in the night saw a bright star and heard a choir singing a song telling of the birth of the King of Kings.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "Hark now hear the angels sing" which means to listen attentively to the message the angels are conveying. The lyrics highlight the importance of Christmas day as the birth of Jesus Christ, who brought salvation to humanity, making it possible for man to live forevermore.


The song portrays a sense of awe, wonder, and gratitude for the birth of Jesus Christ, and invites listeners to join in celebrating the glorious event. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of the humble circumstances of Jesus' birth, yet highlighting its profound significance for Christians.


Line by Line Meaning

Long time ago
Many years in the past


In Bethlehem
In a town in Judea


So the
As written in


Holy Bible say
The Bible declares


Mary's boy child
The son of Mary


Jesus Christ
Who is called Christ


Was born
Was brought into the world


On Christmas day
On the day of the celebration of the birth of Christ


Hark
Listen


Now hear
Now perceive


The angels sing
The messengers of God are singing


A King
A ruler


Was born today
Was brought into the world on this day


And man will live
And humanity will survive


For evermore
For all eternity


Because
Through the occurrence of


Of Christmas Day
The celebration of Christ's birth


While shepherds
While people who tend sheep


Watch
Were guarding


Their flocks
Their group of sheep


By night
During the night


They see
They perceive


A bright new
A shining and fresh


Shining star
Star that is glowing


They hear a choir
They listen to a group of singers


Sing a song
Singing a tune


The music seemed
It appeared as if the music


To come from afar
Came from a long distance away


Now Joseph
At this moment, Joseph


And his wife Mary
And his spouse Mary


Came to Bethlehem
Arrived at Bethlehem


That night
During that same evening


They found no place
They couldn't find a spot


To bear her child
To give birth to her child


Not a single room
There were no available accommodations


Was in sight
That they could see


And then
At that moment


They found
They discovered


A little nook
A small corner


In a stable
In a place for animals


All forlorn
Alone or abandoned


And in a manger
And in a feeding trough for animals


Cold and dark
Chilly and dim


Mary's little boy
Mary's young child


Was born
Was brought into the world


Mary's boy child
Mary's young son


Jesus Christ
Who is called Christ


Was born
Was brought into the world


On Christmas Day
On the day of the celebration of the birth of Christ




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