Scripture Verse

There was with the angel 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


William S. Nickle (1853–1914)

Words: Will­iam Faw­cett, 1891. Ap­peared in Lit­tle Branch­es, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el & Will­iam Nic­kle (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Me­yer & Bro­ther, 1893), num­ber 43.

Music: Black­pool Will­iam S. Nick­le (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Children, heark­en, hear those voic­es,
How the waves of song arise;
’Tis the an­gel hosts re­joic­ing,
Making glad the up­per skies.


Then we’ll sing of peace and glo­ry,
Gladly sing­ing all the way;
Sing the joy­ful Christ­mas sto­ry,
For ’tis Christ­mas time to­day.

Loud their gold­en harps re­sound­ed,
Telling of our sins for­giv’n;
Telling how God’s love has found us,
Peace for men in earth and Heav’n.


’Tis of Je­sus they are sing­ing,
Of th’a­noint­ed, bless­èd One;
They to Him their of­fer­ings bring­ing,
Bring them to Je­ho­vah’s Son.


Children, while the an­gels praise Him,
Let us, too, our of­fer­ings bring;
Cast our life and all be­fore Him,
Hallelujah let us sing.