Hark The Herald Angels Sing chords

by Chris Tomlin

Hark The Herald Angels Sing Composer: Felix Mendelssohn - original key of G Major
Lyrics: Charles Wesley
Performance: Chris Tomlin from the album Glory In The Highest
Music: Key of F Major with a key change to F# Major in 4/4 time at 80 bpm (♩)
Chords in F Major: F, C, C7, Bb, G7, Gm, D7, Dm
Chords in F# Major: F#, C#, C#7, B, G#7, G#m, D#7, D#m
Chris Tomlin

Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Chris Tomlin

Intro: 4/4 |   F    |   C   |   F   |   C   |            

    F                         C       F     Bb     C7        F  
1. Hark the her-ald an-gels  sing___ Glo-ry to the new-born King
     F                        G7      C      G7                C  
   Peace on earth and mer-cy mild___ God and sin-ners re-con-ciled
    F             Bb        C7      F                Bb      C7
   Joy-ful all ye nat-ions rise___ Join the tri-umph of the skies
    Bb            D7   Gm  D7   Gm        C7       F       C7      F
   With the an-ge-lic host pro-claim___ Christ is born in Beth-le-hem
    Bb          D7  Gm  D7   Gm     C7     F      C7     |  F  |  C  |  F  |  C  |
   Hark the Her-ald An-gels sing___ Glo-ry to the new-born King

     F        C7        F       C7        F        Bb     F   C7   F  
2. Christ by high-est heav'n a-dored___ Christ the ev-er-last-ing Lord
    F               Dm       G7      C         G7    C   G7    C    
   Late in time be-hold Him come___ Off-spring of a Vir-gin's womb
     F                 C7   F   C7      F                   C7   F   C7
   Veiled in flesh the God-head see___ Hail the in-car-nate De – i - ty
     Bb            D7  Gm  D7  Gm      C7      F     C7    F
   Pleased as man with men to dwell___ Jes-us our Em-man-u-el
    Bb          D7  Gm  D7   Gm     C7     F           C7 | F  | C7  | F  | C7  | key change
   Hark the Her-ald An-gels sing___ Glo-ry to the new-born King
            
     
    F#       C#7          F#       C#7      F#       B      F#   C#7   F#  
3. Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace___ Hail the Son of righ-teous-ness
    F#               D#m     G#7      C#         G#7      C# G#7  C#  
   Light and life to all He brings___ Ris'n with heal-ing in His wings
   F#              C#7   F#  C#7    F#               C#7 F#  C#7
   Mild He lays His glo – ry  by___ Born that man no more may die
    B            D#7 G#m  D#7 G#m     C#7      F#       C#7      F#
   Born to raise the sons of earth___ Born to give them sec-ond birth
    B           D#7 G#m  D#7  G#m     C#7    F#          C#7  F#  
   Hark the Her-ald An - gels sing___ Glo-ry to the new-born King

F Major → F# Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes 
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: play open
x: don't play string

Right Handed Chord Tabs  

Chords in F Major: 
           F                 C                  C7                 G7
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|-4-|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-3-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

          Dm                 D7                 Bb                 Gm
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          3   4   5 


Chords in F# Major:
          F#                 C#                 C#7                G#7 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|
    D|-1-|---|-4-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  2   3   4          4   5   6          4   5   6          4   5   6 

          D#m                D#7                 B                 G#m 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|-2-|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|-1-|---|-4-|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|-1-|---|-3-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-4-|
    A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|-3-|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|-1-|---|---|
Frets  6   7   8          6   7   8          2   3   4          4   5   6 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 

Chords in F Major:
          F                 C                  C7                 G7
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |-4-|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |-3-|---|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D
   x|---|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |-3-|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets  
      
         Dm                 D7                 Bb                 Gm
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
   x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          5   4   3  Frets 
      
Chords in F# Major: 
          F#                 C#                 C#7                G#7
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|-2-|-1-|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
    |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
    |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      4   3   2          6   5   4          6   5   4          6  5   4  Frets
      
         D#m                D#7                 B                 G#m
    |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|-2-|-1-|B     |-3-|---|-1-|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E
      8   7   6          8   7   6          4   3   2          6   5   4  Frets

Notes

This version may be a little out of reach for beginners as there are some pretty testing chords in this arrangement. If you find this version a little difficult, there is an easier version on the Christmas Carols Page.

Please note the piano on the video plays the chords quite sparsely in the first verse, with more additions in the following verses. If you are playing solo, you don't have to play the 4 bars of instrumental between verses, and you don't have to implement the key change.

All 'A' shape barre chords can be played using a mini-barre with the 3rd finger instead of fingers 2, 3 and 4... whatever works for you is the best choice.

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