Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Love H. Jameson
(1811–1892)

Words: Love H. Ja­me­son, in The Palm of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Le­roy H. Dow­ling (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: L. H. Dow­ling, 1874), page 57.

Music: Pa­len­cia George B. Loom­is (🔊 pdf nwc).

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illustration
Shepherds and Angels

Lyrics

There was darkness above,
There was darkness beneath,
’Twas the darkness of night,
And the shadow of death;
When the day-star of life
Rose amid the deep gloom,
And illumined the darkness
Of death and the tomb.

As the shepherds stood watch
By their flocks in the night;
While they slept on the sward,
’Neath the stars’ gentle light,
From the portals of bliss,
Came an angelic train,
Warbling music divine
Over Bethlehem’s plain.

To Jehovah they sang,
Highest glory be giv’n
Among mortals, good will;
Peace on earth, joy in Heav’n
;
Echo sent back the strain
From each mountain and hill,
To Jehovah be glory,
To mortals good will.