Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
Words: Warren R. Yeakel, 1896.
Music: Estonia William A. Pickell (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Pickell (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Yeakel, would you ?
Angel messenger sent earthward,
Angel host attendant came;
Angel choir and angel carol,
Angel message to proclaim.
Fear ye not! behold, I bring you
These good tidings of great joy.
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
The angelic song employ.
Unto you is born a Savior,;
Unto us a Son is giv’n
Angels catch the angel message,
Angels voice that theme to Heav’n.
Shepherds hear the angel message,
As they watch upon the plain;
With supernal light illumined,
And they heard the sweet refrain:
Angels and archangels hymning,
Lo, the hills reverberate—
Angel message to us bringing,
God the Son is incarnate.