Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Da­ni­el E. Lo­renz, in Notes of Vic­to­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den & Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1885) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Let the an­gel hosts on high and the sons of men
In a hap­py song of praise com­bine;
God’s sal­va­tion now ap­pears,
It shall crown the com­ing years
With the com­fort of a hope all divine.


Then glo­ry in the high­est let us sing!
Should aloud the heav’n­ly chor­us;
Glory be to God on high,
Let the earth to heav’n re­ply,
As the Sav­ior comes with light and with love.

O how glo­ri­ous is the news! it can ne’er grow old;
Let us tell it o’er and o’er again;
Let us trum­pet notes em­ploy,
Wake the earth to peace and joy,
Christ the Lord has come to dwell among men.


What a gift to us is Christ! what a trea­sure vast!
He is more than all the world be­side;
We may see His glo­ry here,
But ’twill more and more ap­pear,
While eter­nal years in Him we abide.