A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:13-14

Thomas Hastings, in Glad Tidings, by William L. Mason (New York: A. Barnes, 1899), page 31.

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Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

Bright angels on the wing,
At silent hour of night,
Proclaim aloud the newborn King,
’Mid floods of heav’nly light.
The wakeful shepherds hear
And tremble at the sound,
Till words of love dispel their fear,
And breathe sweet peace around.
Till words of love dispel their fear,
And breathe sweet peace around.

Then from the blazing sky,
Is heard th’enraptured strain:
Glory to God, to God on high,
Peace and good will to men.

Ye woods and rocks and hills,
Reverberate the song,
Till man the holy impulse feels,
And rolls the tide along.
Till man the holy impulse feels,
And rolls the tide along.

Glory to God on high,
Good will to men be given;
Celestial peace below the sky,
And endless joy in Heaven.