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

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.

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John M. Macfarlane (1833–1892)

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

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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:

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

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

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