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

Anonymous, in The Hymnary with Tunes, edited by Sigismond Lasar (New York: Biglow & Main, 1872), number 98.

John S. B. Hodges (🔊 pdf nwc).

Clear upon the night air sounding,
Sweetly echoing o’er the plain;
Fell the angel voice announcing,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.
Clearer, sweeter, swelled the chorus,
From the angel host around,
Glory, glory in the highest,
And on earth good will abound.

As the angels sing we sing,
Glory to the newborn King.

Refrain

And our songs we’ll never cease
Glory to the Prince of Peace!
Glory to the Prince of Peace!

Prophets told the wondrous story
Of the future King and Lord;
Who from upper realms of glory
Should descend our Light and Word.
But they knew not all His brightness,
Nor the fullness of His grace,
Could not join the heav’nly chorus,
Nor the song of triumph raise.
As the angels sang we sing,
Glory to our God and king.

Refrain

We who know the loving Savior,
Who have found the lasting peace;
Who have heard His voice celestial,
Bidding all our sorrows cease;
We can raise the song of triumph,
With th’angelic host proclaim,
Glory, glory in the highest!
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

As the angels sang we sing,
Glory to our God and king.

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