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

Tom D. Hyde, in Carols Old and Carols New, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 351.

Caleb Simper (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Caleb Simper (1856-1942)

Caroling, caroling, all thro’ the night,
Music God’s love did inspire;
Angels from Glory are winging their flight,
Bright robed and golden that choir!

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Hark, the herald angels,
In the heavenly choir,
Christmas glory chanting,
Striking harp and lyre!
Striking harp and lyre!

Glory, O glory, thus rang the glad strain,
Glory to God with sweet peace!
Mortals and sinners, Christ cometh to reign,
Sorrow and sighing shall cease.

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Singing, O singing, blest angels so fair,
Melodies sweet and sublime!
Soothing the hearts that are weary with care,
Wafting glad tidings divine.

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Carol, then carol, for holy the joy,
Flowing from Jesus the King;
Voices, ten thousand, come, glad notes employ,
Gloria, Gloria sing!

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