Scripture Verse

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


Words: M. V. Zim­mer­man, in Joy Bells, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1878), page 148.

Music: In­che­on Will­iam A. Og­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Zim­mer­man’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

William A. Ogden


Floating down the misty ages,
Hear the clear unceasing strain,
Sung at first by shining angels,
Over Bethlehem’s moonlit plain.


Glory in the highest, glory,
Lo! glad news to earth we bring,
Christ is born, a Prince and Savior,
Peace, good will to men we sing.

Hear ye not the little children,
List His name who blessing gave?
Hear ye not the old confessing,
All His mighty power to save?


Jesus, Lord, Thou King eternal,
Let us Thy salvation see;
Reign in us, Thou mighty Savior,
Hold us closer, Lord, to Thee.