Scripture Verse

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


Words: George R. Wood­ward (1848–1934).

Music: From Or­che­so­gra­phie, by Je­han Ta­bou­rot, 1588; har­mo­ny by Ed­ward L. Stauff (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­poser as Thoi­not Ar­beau, Ta­bou­rot’s pseu­do­nym.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wood­ward or Stauff (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Ding dong! Mer­ri­ly on high, in Heav’n the bells are ring­ing,
Ding dong! Ve­ri­ly the sky is riv’n with an­gel sing­ing.
Gloria, ho­san­nah in the high­est!

E’en so here be­low, be­low, let stee­ple bells be swung­en,
And io, io, io, by priest and peo­ple sung­en.
Gloria, ho­san­nah in the high­est!

Pray ye du­ti­ful­ly, prime your ma­tin chime, ye ring­ers;
May ye beau­ti­ful­ly rime your eve­time song, ye sing­ers.
Gloria, ho­san­nah in the high­est!