Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry A. Kid­der, in White Robes, by Alon­zo J. Ab­bey & Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1879), pag­es 90–91.

Music: Ches­ter G. All­en (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Glory in the highest, glory!
Saints and angels praise the morn;
Shout hosanna, tell the story,
Christ the Lord of life is born.

Refrain

In the manger He is sleeping;
Scarce we hear His gentle breath;
Yet, O glory, hallelujah!
He hath come to save from death;
Yet, O glory, hallelujah!
He hath come to save from death.

Praise Him, praise Him every nation!
On this happy festive morn;
Praise the Rock of our salvation,
Christ the Lord of life is born.

Refrain

He who trod the way before us,
Bore for us reproach and scorn,
See His banner waving o’er us,
Christ our loving Savior born.

Refrain

Glory in the highest, glory!
Hail the Savior’s natal morn;
Saints and angels tell the story,
Christ the Lord of life is born.

Refrain