Scripture Verse

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


William W. Gilchrist

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 heavenly host,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.