I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:10–11

Anon­y­mous, in A Se­lec­tion of Car­ols, Piec­es and An­thems (Lon­don: W. Kent, un­dat­ed, cir­ca 1860), page 10.

Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762; ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas A. Arne (1710–1778)

Angels proclaim the happy morn,
Their echoes fill the sky,
To you a Savior, Christ, is born,
Glory to God on high.

He left the shining worlds above,
And laid His glory by,
To show the wonders of His love,
Glory to God on high.

Good-will to men, and peace on earth,
Was sung to shepherds nigh;
Our hearts rejoice at Jesu’s birth,
Glory to God on high.