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).

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.