Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
Words: Arthur T. Pierson, in Hymns of the Christian Life No. 2 (South Nyack, New York: Christian Alliance Publishing, 1897), number 275.
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Hear the advent song
Of the angel throng
As they hovered over earth;
As the night shone bright with celestial light,
As they told of Jesus’ birth.
Glory be to God, in the highest, praise!
Peace on earth, good will to men.
Roll the angel song all the earth along,
Till the Lord shall come again!
Glory be to God!
All His works we laud!
But of all His gifts, the best
Is the Son he gave, sinful men to save;
Be His name forever blest.
We will seek His face,
We will know His grace,
We will worship at His shrine;
All our treasure lay at His feet today,
As we hail Him king divine!
At His cradle bend,
For in Him descend
All the blessings God can give;
At His shameful cross, count your gain as loss,
By His death we sinners live.
Peace on earth shall reign
When He comes again,
Lord of lords, and King of kings;
Even now God’s rest fills the troubled breast,
When the Lord His presence brings.
Let the sons of light,
Through the world’s dark night,
As the watchers wait the dawn,
Look with eager eyes for the new sunrise
Which shall bring the endless morn!