Scripture Verse

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


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

Music: Ca­leb Sim­per (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hyde (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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!


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.


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


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