Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam Ros­bo­rough, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


’Twas on a clear and peace­ful night,
And shep­herds watched their flock by night,
That an­gels came and sang the song,
For un­to you a Sav­ior’s born.


Glory to God! glo­ry to God!
Glory to God in the high­est!
Angels and men now join in the song,
Hosanna! To us a Sav­ior is born.

’Twas in a man­ger He was found;
The wise men came with joy pro­found;
The morn­ing star shone bright­ly there
O’er Hea­ven’s Babe, the fair­est fair.


In Beth­le­hem this Prince of Peace
Then to the cap­tives gave re­lease,
A migh­ty prince en­throned above,
Rules na­tions with His won­drous love.