Scripture Verse

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


William W. Gilchrist (1846–1916)

Words: From Christ­mas Ca­rols, pub­lished ano­ny­mous­ly in Lon­don, 1837. Ju­lian, page 1568, states It is usu­al­ly gi­ven as from the Ger­man, but the Ger­man orig­in­al (if any) has not been found.

Music: Glad Day Will­iam W. Gil­christ, 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Hail the night, all hail the morn,
When the Prince of Peace was born!
When, amid the wake­ful fold,
Tidings good the an­gel told.

Now our so­lemn chant we raise
Duly to the Sav­ior’s praise;
Now with ca­rol hymns we bless
Christ the Lord, our right­eous­ness.

While re­sounds the joy­ful cry,
Glory be to God on high,
Peace on earth, good will to men!

Gladly we re­spond, Amen!

Thus we greet this ho­ly day,
Pouring forth our fest­ive day,
Thus we tell, with saint­ly mirth,
Of Im­ma­nu­el’s won­drous birth.

We in per­fect peace would live,
We to God would glo­ry give;
Lauding, with the heav’n­ly host,
Father, Son and Ho­ly Ghost.