Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Words: Eli­za M. Sher­man, in Crown­ing Glo­ry No. 1, ed­it­ed by Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: P. Bil­horn, 1890), num­ber 85.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Peter P. Bilhorn


List to the music over the earth,
Loud the merry joy-bells tell of Jesus’ birth;
Join in the music, for on this morn
Christ, our Lord and king is born.


Glory in the highest, glory give today,
Tell the blessèd story, sound aloud the lay;
Ring out the tidings, for on this morn,
Christ, our Lord and king, is born.

Peace He is bringing, goodwill to men,
Gifts of grace and glory tell it once again;
O may our hearts for love, Lord, of Thee,
One eternal Christmas be.


Soon will the daystar shining so bright,
Turn the gloom to glory, darkness into light;
Glad hallelujah sing on this morn,
For our Savior king is born.


Oh! star of beauty, light up the way;
Where thy glory shineth from the gates of day:
And in our hearts this bright Christmas morn,
May our Lord and king be born.