Halford, Rob - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Lyrics

Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Christ by highest Heav'n adored
Christ the everlasting Lord!
Late in time behold Him come
Offspring of a Virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity
Pleased as man with man to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to the newborn King!"
Hark! the herald angels sing:
"Glory to... Glory to... Glory to the newborn King!"

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Halford, Rob Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Comments
  1. Rockin' Ricky Ricardo

    Yes! Always wanted a metal version of this. 💪

  2. Dissect The Core

    Halford is just great!!

  3. David Hillard

    It should be Hark The Halford Angels Sing!

  4. Hadley Scott McIntyre

    Cheers to christmas Rob!

  5. Broncycolon 70

    Merry fmas.......

  6. Chris Story

    I remember hearing the hymn from the closing scene from Charlie Brown's Christmas. great job Rob

  7. Dave Johnson

    If you don't like this song then I hope your family doesn't get to see you this Christmas.

  8. Broncycolon 70

    Meeeeery xmaaaaas....merry MARYANNA...I love you....See ya in Grondy....🙆


    This is so cheesy rob kills it each time though

  10. For The Love Of Seattle

    Why was I expecting this to be more like Rob's last Christmas album? When Donner and Blitzen is cool but the rest of the stuff just sounds like you're going through the motions Rob. Are you okay? Anyway, much blessing to you and yours do this holiday and into the new year

  11. Putrid Abomination

    Christmas time already!

  12. surfer2003 01098095795

    I didn’t know Rob was a born again Christian fuck I’m bummed Well we still have Hell Bent for Leather Hell Rider The Ripper Breaking the Law etc

  13. Dennis McAndrew

    Sounds like he is auditioning for Gordon Gano's job. Love his voice , but so much feeling in the early days

  14. John Smith

    Man love rob but this sucks big time.

  15. mrChuvack1

    ...на русские народные перешел?...давай уже Калинку-малинку хуярь...

  16. Ryan Gettig

    Either way,H threw Jesus a praise,kinda punky pithey:)

  17. Edward Kaye

    What the hell?

  18. Ray Infante

    Metal God..singing about the true God....great to be Alive in these times....so much Bullshit...& yet again Heavy Metal Rock n Roll saves the day..God Bless You Mr. Halford!!

  19. Anthony Rivers

    Can't wait to blast this for Christmas! Someone warn my Wife!

  20. Facu

    Dejen a halford que haga lo que quiera, se lo merece despues de tantas canciones emblematicas en el heavy metal.

    Let halford do what he wants, he deserves it after so many iconic songs in heavy metal.

  21. MicShazam

    This is going to be the worst metal album of 2019 for sure :O

    At least he's having fun.

    Wewser Lethal Dude

    MicShazam *cough cough* We Are Not Your Kind *cough cough*


    @Wewser Lethal Dude I don't like Slipknot, but the drums alone makes that album far better. Just remove the ballads and the vocals and it would be cool enough.

  22. Nunca Comi Mc' dnds


  23. Michael F. Bender

    Damn! Can't wait!!

  24. Lyle Chesley

    The flavor of the way this classic song reminds me of old school punk; Dead Kennedy's, Black Flag, Sex Pistols and The Ramones 😎

  25. Jackson Rhoads

    I'll stick with Priest...

    Scott Davey

    Good for you then 👍

    Dennis McAndrew

    Early Priest

    Jackson Rhoads

    @Scott Davey Thanks alot. Enjoy the Christmas songs. 🙄

  26. Stephens Dygert

    His album winter songs that came about 6 years ago is superior to this trash.


    Stephens Dygert first of all it came out 10 years ago and second of all he was 10 years younger when he recorded that album

    Stephens Dygert

    @MLBFCollection I can't really grade this record, until I hear the whole album. I don't think 6 or 10 years ago Halford has lost any of his voice, compared to 2019. That's demonstrated clearly on "Fire power". This is a crummy cheap punky version of this classic Christmas song(Hark the Herald angels sing)

  27. Ink Black

    Good grief.....this is utter shit.

  28. growlers90

    PUNKS NOT DEAD!!! Rob just saved it. Just like Priest saved metal for the NWOBHM to take over!!

  29. Metal Rider

    He has lost his marvels.
    This is crazy!!!

    corey kohan

    I just burst out laughing. Kind of cool though...lol.

    Scott Davey

    You can blame Thanos for losing Robs marvels

  30. lxlandia

    His "Christmas Ride" is heavy...good luck trying to find that on cd...i have a promo cd......

  31. Katrina Reed

    WOW! Now that is how to heavy metal a hymn! But, I ask you Rob, are you just saying the words, or do you really mean them. For all your songs and albums, everyone believes you sing the words because you "embrace" them, you live them, you ARE THE WORDS. This song, being a "sacred poem" by Charles Wesley in 1739, (which I'm sure you know -and your version is the 1961 version rewritten from George Whitfield in 1758)originally said, "may the wekins ring", now - "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ~" was regarded as one of the Great Four Anglican Hymns and published as number 403 in "The Church Hymn Book" (New York and Chicago, US, 1872)- ref Wikipedia. ~Tyler Scarlett's article explained "However, what this song had in rich lyrics, it greatly lacked in melody. Wesley insisted that his hymn be sung to a slow, somber, and “boring” religious tune. It wasn’t until the words were paired with a more upbeat melody that it became popular." ~~ ~ Well, my metal god, you certainly got it more upbeat and we will see if it can become more popular now!! ~~~You my friend have millions of followers and can really CHANGE THE WORLD with YOUR WORDS! Just as our CREATOR GOD SPOKE THE WORLD INTO EXISTENCE, the METAL GOD CAN CHANGE THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS with his words. ~~~ Hail the incarnate Deity ~ Pleased as man with man to dwell ~ Jesus, our Emmanuel. ~~~Born that man no more may die ~ Born to raise the sons of earth ~ Born to give them second birth. ~HECK YEAH THE ANGELS SING!! ~~YOU GO ROB! Good Job.

    Lou M.

    For me, reading these overly enthusiastic religious comments is a lot like watching a kid go wild over a stamp collection. I don't understand it, but I'm glad you found something that makes you so happy. Keep doing you, lol.

  32. FatalArrival

    Long live the Metal God! What a voice! What a living LEGEND! \m/

  33. Jim Steele

    Complete garbage.

  34. José gutalax Cruz


  35. Eric Swartz

    This is so badass. Metal Christmas with a Punk Rock attitude. Love it.

  36. man78249

    :) Brilliant voice!Thank you!

  37. Jonathan Silva

    Great stuff, Metal God! I got my pre-order in and am so looking forward to it! THE PRIEST IS BACK!

  38. James Ferran

    The Metal god has blessed us this day. 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  39. Betorn

    Skipped the whole third verse. What's up with that?

    Teddy Malfoy

    You are a brave young lad

  40. mickslyness

    i'm gonna play this xmas day..not.

  41. Warchief01

    Twisted sister kicked ass on these songs. This kinda sucks. Sounds like he's making fun of it more than tying to sing it

  42. Marc Lerouilly


  43. Pavel Markovič

    ok, I love Rob, I just love our metal god..his personality, his voice..he incredible man, he is the metal god..but this song is bad..:-D

    Lyle Chesley

    Your opinion is duly noted.

    Dave Johnson

    Okay, boomer.

  44. UncleD

    Im an avid Halford fan but not sure what to think of this song. Still undecided.


    It's the Christmas album

  45. LVswim InVegas

    Young and old alike will love this album. I can totally see entire families singing this and other Celestial tracks this year and years yet to come. There is a great sense of both fun and purpose to the music here: bringing people together. I can hear so much of that fun in Rob Halford's voice...for Rob to be able to create this music with family must have made it rewarding indeed. Happy Christmas all year long Rob Halford. You have given us your musical gift all these years. Thank you again for this lovely record Sir Rob


    Pretty Good.
    ..... I remember that he said before, that he wanted on create a kind of a Black Metal band, or something. I wonder if he stills with that idea ....

  47. The Sexy Kid Project

    Super Rob

  48. Mean Machine

    I made the 666-Like, hähähä..!

  49. IronButterfly

    Punk is Not Dead

  50. Emerson Vieira

    All do respect for this man but,weird punk song's dont fit in his powerful voice...

  51. John Hutchison

    Very Halford-esque, but I can only wonder what it would sound like if he used his actual singing voice, not his Metal God voice. As well as keeping time to the original song. You know, the one he used back on the first three or four albums. Epitaph, for example. Amazing song, amazing vocals.

  52. Getaway

    A BIG FAIL!!!! Shame on this project

    Broncycolon 70

    Think you're fail...😫

  53. Broncycolon 70

    Fantastic 🙌👌
    Short and sweet. ..👏🍻👍

  54. Paraguay Dreams

    Brilliant voice. Rob is getting better and better like wine does.

  55. ให้ธรรม ให้รัก

    Why do i think of Blind Gaurdian?

  56. luis claudio de souza

    Metal God

  57. Steven Lornie


  58. Mike Grana

    His voice is still amazing he even sounds like his Fight era stuff all these years later!

  59. Paulo Fernandes


  60. Jacob Hanlon-Dunn

    Nice song love it

  61. E.Hektor Kaplan

    I respect Halford alot. But not sure what to say about this...

    Chas Stiles

    Remember when David Lee Roth went solo and sang," I'm just a jigalo" well it's nothing like that. This rocks

    E.Hektor Kaplan

    @IMELDA HIGGINS- WIFFLE Hey. I said I respect Halford and his work. Being a random fan, I have been listening to Judas priest and Halford's solo works for over 35 years. When rock artists go for popular culture beats ( I dont only mean pop music here) that just makes me wiggle. I know many other artists did the same thing. Call me old minded. Its my humble opinion as much as your's. Stay cool (shrugs)

    E.Hektor Kaplan

    @Chas StilesFor sure Rob Halford's performance rocks.


    @E.Hektor Kaplan Hey there.. I wasn't knocking you my Metal Brother \m/ ..
    If I came across like that then that kinda suxx..
    Halford will get under your skin in your soul and fill you with Power that will lead you from your darkest days.
    If he didnt make music that made people say wtf?! Then that wouldnt be Halford pushing the boundries...
    Hell, the line "Got me spread eagle to the wall" always made me go wtf?! Lol...
    We had just finished learning all of Painkiller, the whole album.. Took a break and watched MTV by chance and there he was in his black and red feather thing coming out on tv... When we went back to play the album thorough. I changed the words to one of the songs without saying anything... " Nightcrawler beware the beast in black, Nightcrawler, Rob Halfords on your back....." something like that.. Everyone caught it and laughed so hard the song was ruined for days.... I wasnt knocking Halford, I love that man and Priest gave me streangth growing up and still. Gay, not gay, whatever.. Halford follows his path just like we should all follow ours. I believe people want to see others with balls enough to bare their souls and be themselves , not follow the lines...
    Now that I've proven that I have no clue what I'm saying.. But I said it.
    You do the same... People get it or they dont and many misread into shit anyway. So never take it personal and speak your mind..
    Be The Metal \m/ and Your KUNGFU shall be STRONG !

    E.Hektor Kaplan

    @IMELDA HIGGINS- WIFFLE My appreciations to you for the wise words. Rock on. \m/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFdv2svhKH8

  62. Metalo Facer


  63. Stephen Petrovich

    not sure I like this one.....

  64. dkyelak

    I was hoping to hear him sing over more traditional sounding music.  Enough metal Xmas stuff out there.

    Duke Viking

    dkyelak perhaps when he does his third Xmas album in 2029. About every ten years he has done one since 2009.

    franken spank

    But, it really is nice to hear him singing about Jesus! I have seen priest several times and fight. shook his hand and met him once.

    Eric Swartz

    He did traditional sounding music on his last christmas album, Halford III: Winter Songs. Check it out it's great.


    @Eric Swartz Thanks for the tip! Just heard What Child is This and Oh Holy Night- sounds exactly how I imagined. I will buy Halford 3. Thanks!


    @Eric Swartz Rob would fit right in with TSO- that would be epic!

  65. The Nonsense Buffer

    Blasphemy!!! Fuck yeah!!!...

  66. naxel rose

    Nom de dieu du punk.a la con

  67. Daniels Circus Adventures

    ...aaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddd there's now a new Christmas classic in this household! Almost reminds me of Jesus Saves, around the edges a little bit! Love it!!! 💖💖💖🤘🤘🤘

  68. William Matthews

    A punky version...not what I expected at all.

  69. Lunch Box

    Man Christmas gonna be good this year. Thanks metal god \m/

  70. Brian Maquez

    Rob is the best!!!!

  71. Chako Iskuroz

    que grande eres rob

  72. Marta Corcho

    I love!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  73. greg davidson

    Definitely punky.
    Sounds like old Stiff Little Fingers.

    So....I really like it

    Doing Xmas songs like this is silly/campy as shit, but it’s kind of fun


    Agree about the punky, I’ve never heard Rob so punk rock. The only thing missing was Dee Dee Ramone counting the song in.

    Agreed, this is fun.

  74. Freddy Valero


  75. Victor Herranz Castaño

    🤘i love this!

  76. BlueTitan7

    18 seconds is more than enough of that shit. Priest died in '84.....anything after that point by any of them is not even worth mentioning.


    Are you trolling?

    Kenneth Alvarado

    2 SECONDS into your comment is enough of your shit!!! WTF did you EVER DO worthwhile BEFORE or SINCE 1984???

    Broncycolon 70

    Stillstanding mind...unlucky you...😫

    Richard Grey

    Pfff what? Priest has had great material since then. Ever heard of redeemer of souls? Firepower? Also, this isn’t Priest. It’s rob jamming with his family. Where’s your Christmas spirit mate?

  77. Dim

    Ух ты, неожиданно и радостно слышать свежее творение от мастера. Спасибо!


    Да, я полностью согласен.

    Benny RedPilled

    Видел Пристов пару месяцев назад. Охуенное шоу.

  78. aaa vbb

    Your'e amazing Rob. Still on fire!!!

  79. Kelvin Grover

    You look like the skull and bones if you look at it closely plus your music taste sucks



  80. Noel Normandin

    Love my metal GOD!

  81. David DV8 Vela

    Excellent! Lookin forward!

  82. Ignacio Campero

    Strong X'mas spirit.

  83. Music For a While

    I Love You!

  84. Fab Z

    Très sympa au réveil 😴🎸🤘😜, comme ici ce matin.
    Merci Rob.

  85. Angel Rubin Music

    The Metal God is the voice🎶🎤

  86. Isadora A

    Always amazing, the Metal God!

  87. Mark ss

    Awesome 🔥🤘🤘

  88. John Koch

    Rob Halford's been on top of his game his whole career. Never a fucked up show. Ive seen Judas Priest live 36 times & Halfords Fight, Two & Halford another 8 times. Awesome every single time. A true professional. The Metal God forever..!!!!!


    one of a kind vioce

    Good Kitty

    A blessing

    Vale Ironcutter

    Totally agree. Only Priest, Maiden and a few others among the rock/metal bands are so professional on stage after all these years.


    True words! Totally agree \m/


    Except he didn't bother singing the last verse. Such a shame.

  89. Viking Frost

    The best of the best... Forever!!! 🤘

  90. Nick Kraitor

    Can't wait for more!

  91. tasnam

    #1 view here