Behold, a lucid light appears
Which brightens all the eastern sky;
Hark, hark, what sounds salute our ears,
All glory give to God on high.
Good-will to men and peace on earth,
The heavenly choirs united cry
At the divine Redeemer’s birth,
And glory be to God on high.
Let mortals catch the sacred flame,
Till round the world the song shall fly,
Which sounds the great Redeemer’s name,
And glory gives to God on high.