Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: J. S. Boyd, in Sup­ple­ment to the Harp of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Dale & H. A. R. Hor­ton (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Will­iam T. Dale, 1912), num­ber 4 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Glad songs of praise were giv’n
To Him who came to earth,
When shepherds heard the choirs of Heav’n
Proclaim the Savior’s birth.

Refrain

Singing Glory to God in the highest!
Glory to God in the highest!
Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth,
Good will tow’rd men,
And peace on earth,
Good will tow’rd men;
And peace on earth,
Good will, good will tow’rd men.

Then clap your hands, ye trees,
Ye little rills rejoice;
Yea, sun and moon and hills and seas,
Raise nature’s meaning voice.

Refrain

With gladness serve the Lord,
Before His presence sing,
O all the earth with one accord,
Adore our Heav’n-born king.

Refrain

Ye glorified above,
While endless ages run,
Proclaim aloud the Father’s love,
For giving Christ, His Son.

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