Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Angel Song", Alberto Randegger (April 13, 1832-December 18, 1911),
was born in Trieste, Italy and
became famous as a conductor, music teacher, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Angel Song
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Alberto Randegger (April 13, 1832 to
December 18, 1911)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Now let us sing the angels' song That rang so sweet and clear"
First Publication Date:
Angel Song Lyrics
Now let us sing the angels' song
That rang so sweet and clear,
When heav'nly light and music fell
On earthly eye and ear;
To Him we sing, our Savior king,
Who always deigns to hear.
"Glory to God, and on earth peace,
Glory to God, good-will to men."
He came to tell the Father's love,
His goodness, truth and grace:
To show the brightness of His smile,
The glory of His face,
With His own light, so full and bright,
The shades of death to chase.
He came to bring the weary ones
True peace and perfect rest;
To take away the guilt and sin,
Which darkened and distressed,
That great and small might hear His call,
And all in Him be blessed.
He came to bring a glorious gift,
"Good-will to men"—and why?
Because He loved us, Jesus came,
For us to live and die;
Then sweet and long, the angels' song,
Again we raise on high.