Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Ira B. Wilson (1880–1950)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1908.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

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Now sweeps a song of so­lemn joy
Across the tem­pled hills;
From se­raph harps sweet mu­sic floats,
That earth and Hea­ven thrills.


Hark the song, glad song,
Overflowing all the earth!
Hark the an­them sweet,
Bringing news of Je­sus’ birth!
While the mid­night skies
With a won­drous beau­ty glow,
Comes the Christ-Child to dwell be­low.

The tune­ful notes still ring afar,
Like bells that gai­ly chime,
Thro’ moon­lit skies, from star to star,
To hail the Christ­mas-time.


We hear again the bliss­ful strain,
The mes­sage breathed once more;
All glo­ry be to God! we cry,
Whose name our souls adore.