"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"-Charles Wesley; and Classic Carols: "Joy to the World," "Messiah," "O Come, All Ye Faithful" - American Minute with Bill Federer
In 1739, Charles Wesley penned "Hark! how all the Welkin (Heaven) rings." George Whitefield suggested the first line be changed to "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The song was put to the music of Lutheran composer Felix Mendelssohn, grandson of the notable Jewish philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn. "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" was first published in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems. It was republished in George Whitefield's Collection of Hymns for Social Worship in 1754.