Scripture Verse

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


Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Na­ti­vi­ty of Our Lord (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1745), num­ber 7.

Music: As­pin­wall Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)


All glo­ry to God, and peace up­on earth,
Be pub­lished abroad at Je­sus’ birth;
The for­feit­ed fa­vor of Hea­ven we find
Restored in the Sav­ior and friend of man­kind.

Then let us be­hold Mes­si­ah the Lord,
By pro­phets fore­told, by an­gels adored;
Our God’s in­car­na­tion with an­gels pro­claim,
And pub­lish sal­va­tion in Je­sus’ name.

Our new­ly born king by faith we have seen
And joy­ful­ly sing His good­ness to men,
That all men may won­der at what we im­part,
And thank­ful­ly pon­der His love in their heart.

What moved the Most High so great­ly to stoop?
He comes from the sky our souls to lift up;
That sin­ners for­giv­en, might sin­less return
To God and to Hea­ven; their Mak­er is born.

Immanuel’s love let sin­ners con­fess,
Who comes from above, to bring us His peace;
Let ev­ery be­liev­er His mer­cy adore,
And praise Him for­ev­er, when time is no more.