Scripture Verse

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


Words: John Mc­Pher­son, in Ech­oes of Glo­ry (La­fay­ette, In­di­ana: Ec­ho Mu­sic, 1888), num­ber 1.

Music: John F. Kin­sey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Echoes of glo­ry are ring­ing
Down thro’ the gates so fair;
News of sweet rest they are bring­ing,
To hearts that are wea­ry with care.


Oh! Echoes of glo­ry
From an­gels so fair,
List to the mu­sic,
That floats on the air.

Echoes of glo­ry are sweet­ly
Coming to cheer the weak,
Filling the soul thus com­plete­ly,
With love that the sor­row­ing seek.


Echoes of glo­ry come ev­er
Telling of rest at last,
When we shall cross o’er the ri­ver,
And life with its tur­moil is past.