'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' Chords

Learn Christmas Songs on Guitar

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Chords Used: F| C | Bb | Dm | G7 | D7 | Gm

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

F                      C    F    Bb    F   C    F
Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the new born King
                    Dm    G7  C                G7  C
Peace on earth and mercy mild  God an sinners reconciled"
  F          C7  F      C  F              C7  F   C
Joyful all ye nations rise_  Join the triumph of the skies
  Bb      F  Gm  D7  Gm    C7      F          C  F
With angelic host proclaim  "Christ is born in Bethlehem"
  Bb        F  Gm  D7  Gm    C7    F        C7    F
Hark the herald angels sing "Glory to the new born King"

Additional Verses:

Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come, Offspring of the favored one.
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; hail the incarnate Diety
Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel
Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new born King"

Hail! the heaven-born Prince of Peace. Hail the son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings, risen with healing in His wings
Mild He lays His glory by, born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth, born to five them second birth
Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new born King"

Hark the Herald Angels Sing Lyrics

Performance Tips

There is a whole lot of chord movement in this one, which will make the song a challenge for beginner guitarists. Your best bet wil be listening to recordings of the song until you're intimately familiar with the melody and where the chords change.

Then try playing the above, using your ear to guide when to change chords. You're going to need to practice this one in advance of playing it in public. The strumming, thankfully, is easy - all slow down-strums.