Scripture Verse

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


Words: Re­ne Bron­ner, Un­der the Christ­mas Star (New York: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1914).

Music: Hen­ry W. Pe­trie (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Ring out to­night thro’ the wait­ing land
The sweet and glo­ri­ous Christ­mas cheer;
For God has giv­en un­to us a king,
And we glo­ri­fy His name so dear.


Glory to God in the high­est,
Hear the hap­py voic­es sing­ing;
Gladness thro’ the world is ring­ing;
Glory to God in the high­est,
Peace on earth, good will t’ward men,
Peace on earth, good will t’ward men!

Far o’er the world hear His mes­sage ring,
To all who would His word ob­ey;
And the re­ward in Hea­ven will be theirs,
Glorifying there His name al­way.


Ring out the joy of the heav’n­ly hosts,
While songs the an­gels’ chorus sings;
The ech­oes fall­ing from the realms above,
As the Christ­mas joy in glo­ry rings.