Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ka­the­rine S. Burr, in The Ban­ner of Vic­to­ry, by Alon­zo J. Ab­bey & Mer­ritt Mun­ger (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881), page 42.

Music: Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to Mun­ger’s pho­to (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Katherine S. Burr (1842–1902)


One and all, come let us sing
On this birth­day of our king!
How the bless­èd Christ was born
On the happy Christ­mas morn.


Glory! Glo­ry! Glo­ry in the high­est!
Glory! Glory! Glo­ry!
Glory to our heav’n­ly king!

Jesus came a lit­tle child,
Holy, harm­less, meek and mild;
Came to reign o’er all the earth
Though so low­ly was His birth.


Not up­on a roy­al throne,
But in hu­man hearts alone;
One and all, we’ll make Him room,
Suffer such, said He, to come.


Folded warm­ly to His heart,
Never from His love to part;
May each find a hap­py place
In the king­dom of His grace.


Then, when earth­ly scenes are past,
One and all, may we at last
Find that Je­sus makes us room,
To His glo­ry bids us come.