Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Robert Lowry, in Biglow & Main’s Christmas Annual No. 8 (New York: Biglow & Main, 1877) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rolling downward, through the midnight,
Comes a glorious burst of heav’nly song;
’Tis a chorus full of sweetness—
And the singers are an angel throng.

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Glory! glory in the highest!
On the earth goodwill and peace to men!

Down the ages send the echo;
Let the glad earth shout again!

Wondering shepherds see the glory,
Hear the word the shining ones declare;
At the manger fall in worship,
While the music fills the quivering air.

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Christ the Savior, God’s Anointed,
Comes to earth our fearful debt to pay—
Man of sorrows, and rejected,
Lamb of God, that takes our sin away.

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