Scripture Verse

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


Robert Lowry

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

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thorne (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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:


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:


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


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.


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