Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ne­va E. Pren­tice, in Ech­oes of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by John F. Kin­sey & John Mc­Pher­son (La­fay­ette, In­di­ana: Echo Mu­sic, 1888), num­ber 37.

Music: Ah­med­a­bad Mar­lo E. Bart­lett, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Judah’s moun­tains heard the ec­ho
Of the an­gel chor­us sing,
As they float­ed, down­ward float­ed,
Earthward on their shin­ing wings.


Glory to God in the highe­st,
The val­leys re-ec­ho the strain;
Glory to God in the high­est,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Judah’s riv­ers lent their mur­mur
To the an­gels’ song of love;
As they float­ed, down­ward float­ed,
Like a ho­ly sac­red dove.


Judah’s shep­herds saw the glo­ry
Heard the voic­es sing­ing sweet,
Heard the glad an­gel­ic sto­ry,
Falling pros­trate at their feet.