Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain