Award of Merit
2010 LDS Church Music Submission Competition, Hymn Text

Come Away, Exultant Angels

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Come Away Exultant Angels (SATB)

Difficulty Level: Easy


This glorious Christmas hymn tells of the several witnesses of Jesus' birth and encourages us to also leave behind trivial things and seek out the Christ Child.

Text: Toni Thomas     Music: Diane Tuiofu

1. Come away, exultant angels;

Fly the hallowed courts on high.

Sounding joy and peace, assemble;

Rend with splendor velvet sky!

For in royal condescension,

Jesus, Lord of all above,

Comes to earth to bring salvation.

Angels, sing redeeming love!


2. Come away, O faithful shepherd;

Leave your careful-tended sheep.

Hasten to the stable yonder

Where the Lamb of God now sleeps!

Mary bears Him, pure and tender;

This, the sign that angels tell:

Wrapped in linen, laid in manger.

Witness Lord Immanuel!


3. Come away, O wond'ring wiseman;

Bring your gifts of spice and gold.

In the heavens, newly risen,

Star of Judah, long foretold.

Follow far that star from heaven,

Called to witness Jesus' birth,

There to find the true gift given:

Christ, the light of all the earth.


4. Come away, O weary children;

Leave your works of clay and tin.

Come unto the Holy Infant;

Lay on Him your grief and sin.

Tell the world with glad rejoicing!

Bear the witness borne above:

Angels, shepherd, wiseman voicing

Songs of sweet, redeeming love!