Scripture Verse

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


Augustus M. Toplady (1740–1778)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy, 1759. Based on the date, this would be one of Top­la­dy’s first hymns, writ­ten while he was still a teen­ag­er.

Music: In­no­cents The Par­ish Choir, 1850; har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Amplest grace in Thee I find,
Friend and Sav­ior of man­kind,
Richest mer­it to atone
For our sins be­fore the throne.

Well might won­der­ing angels cry,
Glory be to God on high,
Peace on ear­th, good will to men,
Lost man­kind is found again.

Join, my soul, their ho­ly song,
Emulate the bright­er throng,
Hail the ev­er­last­ing Word,
Welcome thy des­cend­ing Lord.

Grace un­eq­ualled, love un­known!
Jesus lays aside His crown,
Clothes Him­self with flesh and blood,
Takes the man­hood into God.