I really think we should bring back the word “Hark!”. It’s a pretty nifty word. “Nifty”, that’s another word that should make a comeback too.
Fun Fact: Mendelssohn composed the music to this carol to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. It wasn’t until William H. Cummings came along and plugged in the words we know so well today to the melody.