Scripture Verse

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


Words: John W. Way­land, in Life Songs, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel F. Coff­man & John Brunk (Scott­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia: Men­non­ite Pub­lish­ing House, 1916), num­ber 215, alt.

Music: John D. Brunk (🔊 pdf nwc).

John D. Brunk (1872–1926)


Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Fear not, fear not, O ye shep­herds,
Rather give ye thanks and sing,
For to you and to all peo­ple
Tidings of great joy I bring.


Glory, glo­ry in the high­est!
Unto God let praise in­crease!
Glory, glo­ry in the high­est!
Unto men good-will and peace!

For in yon­der town of David—
Seek ye there with one ac­cord—
There is born to you a Sav­ior
Who is ev­en Christ the Lord.


This the sign by which to know Him,
Seek ye, then, be not afraid—
Ye shall find a babe in Beth­l’em,
In a low­ly man­ger laid.