…and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14

Letis Thorne, in Echo to Happy Voices (New York: American Tract Society, 1869), number 108.

Robert Lowry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

While the silent stars are keeping
Faithful watch o’er Bethlehem’s plains,
Hark! along the night breeze sweeping,
Angel harps and heav’nly strains:

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Glory, glory in the highest!
Peace on earth, good will from Heaven!
Glory, glory in the highest!
Glory to our God!

Shepherds, wondering, view the glory
Lighting up the midnight sky,
While they listen to the story
Of that heav’nly company:

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They are singing of a Savior,
Fondly hoped for, promised long,
Lo! He comes with heav’nly favor,
Mingles with the busy throng.

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Comes to preach the great salvation,
Comes to wipe the mourner’s tears,
Comes to free each captive nation,
Comes to banish all our fears.

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Let us, then, our offerings bringing,
Bow before Him and adore—
Join the heav’nly host in singing
Praise to Jesus evermore.

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