Scripture Verse

A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13–14

Introduction

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Clara L. R. Burnham
1854–1927

Words: Cla­ra L. Burn­ham, 1887.

Music: George F. Root (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

From the deep star-lad­en sky
Fell the in­cense down the air;
Golden cen­sers swing­ing high
To the sound of mu­sic rare.

Refrain

Glory to God! Glo­ry to God!
Glory to God, and good will to men!

Stood the shep­herds in the night
Listening spell­bound to the song
That with more than earth­ly might
Rolled the hap­py vales along.

Refrain

So with peace, good will on earth
Comes the holy Christ­mas tide,
Blessèd day of Je­sus’ birth,
Spread its glo­ries far and wide.

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