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Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices

Who Wrote Hark What Mean Those Holy Voices Hymn


Mendelssohn's ''Hymn of Trust" has helped to win a place for another familiar Christmas hymn among the great favorites. We refer to John Cawood's hymn — Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices.

John Cawood was born in 1775, at Matlock, Derbyshire in the United Kingdom. According to his son, John Cawood composed a few hymns which were never published by himself. They only came into print after his death.

Of the seventeen hymns written by Mr. Cawood, who was a man of limited education, this is his best and most widely known production.

Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices Lyrics


Hark! what mean those holy voices
Sweetly sounding through the skies?

Lo! the angelic host rejoices;
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.

Listen to the wondrous story,

Which they chant in hymns of joy:

"Glory in the highest, glory!
Glory be to God most high!

"Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,

Reaching far as man is found;
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven;

Loud our golden harps shall sound.

"Christ is born, the great Anointed;

Heaven and earth His praises sing!
O receive whom God appointed

For your Prophet, Priest, and King.

"Hasten, mortals, to adore Him;

Learn His Name, and taste His joy;
Till in Heaven ye sing before Him,

Glory be to God most high!"

Let us learn the wondrous story

Of our great Redeemer's birth;
Spread the brightness of His glory.

Till it cover all the earth.

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