Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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portrait
William A. Ogden
(1841–1897)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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?

Refrain

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

Refrain