Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, The Blind Girl, and Oth­er Po­ems (New York: Wi­ley & Put­nam, 1844), page 140.

Music: Be­ati­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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How tran­quil, how se­rene the night,
When to the sleep­ing earth,
A heav’n­ly host of se­raphs bright,
Proclaimed a Sav­ior’s birth!

The shep­herds, on Ju­dea’s plains,
With won­der heard their songs,
Glory to God!—to Him alone,
Our high­est praise be­longs.

Glory to God! through heav’n’s broad arch,
The sac­red chorus ran,
Good will, and ne­ver ending peace,
Henceforth to mor­tal man.

Glory to God! let all the earth,
To Him their hon­ors bring,
And ev­ery heart, and ev­ery tongue,
His praise re­spons­ive sing.

Shepherds and Angels