Scripture Verse

A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13–14


Words: John O’Con­nor, 1905.

Music: Eb­el­ing Jo­hann G. Eb­el­ing, 1666 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of O’Con­nor or Eb­el­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All the skies to­night sing o’er us!
Sweet and far, star to star,
Maketh so­lemn chor­us.
Time the mid­night blest is tell­ing
When our Lord, God the Word,
Made with us His dwell­ing.

Glory in the high­est Hea­ven!
And again, un­to men,
Their souls’ peace be giv­en!
All our wrong by Him is right­ed
In whose birth Heav’n and earth
Stand for aye unit­ed.

Sons of men, let no­thing grieve you!
Evermore Hea­ven’s door
Widens to re­ceive you!
Brothers of the Babe eter­nal,
In His name come and claim
Grace and bliss su­per­nal.

Angel Musicians
Hans Memling, circa 1485