Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
(1880–1950)

Words: Eliz­a­beth Wake­man, 1906, third verse by F. K. Ap­peared in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal, by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1907), num­ber 219.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Song of the Angels
William Bouguereau, 1881

Lyrics

Angels chant the heav’nly song,
Peace on earth, good-will;
Hear the echo loud and long
On the midnight still;
Glory, glory, hear them say—
Christ the Lord is born today,
Glory be to God in the highest, glory!
Peace on earth, good-will to men.

Refrain

Unto us is born a Savior,
Unto us is born a king;
Peace on earth, O chant the chorus,
Let the world with gladness sing.

Unto us is born a king,
Christ the Prince of Peace;
Other kingdoms wane and fall,
His shall never cease;
For He rules in righteousness,
Rules in love our lives to bless,
His shall be the power that shall fill creation,
Praise Him, for He reigns for aye.

Refrain

Lift a song of praise today,
At this holy time,
When to Bethl’em far away
Came the Guest divine;
When His star in matchless light
Gemmed the sky that wondrous night,
Glory in the highest, oh, bow before Him,
Christ the Babe of Bethlehem.

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