What a sight it would be to witness an angel in our lifetime, don’t you think? Also known as the heralds of Heaven, these spiritual beings are, like everything else, of God’s creation and are made mention several times in the Bible as messengers of the Almighty. Aside from being every so resplendent, they are simple creatures without will, specifically tasked only to give praise to the Lord and do His every bidding without fail.

Angels, From the Realms of Glory Origin and History

The song Angels, From the Realms of Glory is a Christmas song by James Montgomery, an English poet. It was first printed out at Sheffield Iris on 1816, exactly during Christmas Eve. The song has been given a variety of tunes and has been sung by a lot of different singers but the rendition of Henry Smart is the one most heard of.

May this song reminds us that although it is highly unlikely for us to have met an angel, it is important that we should emulate what we know is their common characteristic, to serve and praise God throughout their existence because at the end of the day, this is the quintessence of our being.

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Angels, From the Realms of Glory Lyrics

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 new-born King.

Shepherds in the field abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man 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:

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Angels, From the Realms of Glory Music Sheet

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