Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: John M. Mac­far­lane, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc). This hymn was writ­ten for a Christ­mas pro­gram in St. George, Ut­ah, and was first pub­lished in the Ju­ve­nile In­struc­tor, De­cem­ber 15, 1889.

John M. Macfarlane


Far, far away on Judea’s plains,
Shepherds of old heard the joyous strains:


Glory to God, glory to God,
Glory to God in the highest;
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Sweet are these strains of redeeming love,
Message of mercy from Heaven above:


Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice;
Help us to sing with the heart and voice:


Hasten the time when, from every clime,
Men shall unite in the strains sublime: