Scripture Verse

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


Isaac H. Meredith (1872–1962)

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 258.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 168 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


As the shep­herds watched at mid­night
On the hills so far away,
Suddenly a light shone ’round them,
Turning mid­night in­to day.
Then each heart was filled with won­der,
For they could not un­der­stand
Why the an­gel host that ga­thered
Brought to them such mu­sic grand.


Angels, sing your sweet re­frain—
Glory in the high­est, glo­ry!
Tell the wait­ing earth your sto­ry
Of the Christ who came to reign.
Sing—sing that sweet song again,
Earth and sky re­peat the sto­ry—
Glory in the high­est, glo­ry!
On earth peace, good will to men.

All the earth was clothed with beau­ty
When there came that an­gel throng,
Every heart was filled with glad­ness
As they list­ened to the song;
Never had they heard such mu­sic,
Or be­held such won­drous light,
Filling all the earth with glo­ry,
As the an­gel brought that night.


Though we could not hear the an­gels
Singing forth their glad re­frain;
We can ce­le­brate His birth­day
As it comes to us again.
We can, like the shep­herds, wor­ship,
Lay our lives at Je­sus’ feet;
With our hearts we can ad­ore Him
And the an­gels’ song re­peat.