Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: J. Wright, in The An­ni­ver­sa­ry and Sun­day School Mu­sic Book Nos. 1 and 2 (New York: Hor­ace Wa­ters, 1858) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Hark! the angels singing
Wake the happy morn,
Joyful tidings bringing,
Christ the Lord is born.
In a lowly manger,
This shall be the sign,
See the newborn stranger,
Hail the Babe divine.


Glory, glory, in the highest sing;
Glory, glory, to our heav’nly king.

Sisters dear and brothers,
Sing a joyful lay!
This of all the others,
Is the children’s day.
Hear the blessèd story,
Once as young as we,
Christ, the Prince of Glory,
Slept on Mary’s knee.


Where’s a chorus meeter
For His advent here?
Where a carol sweeter
To His gentle ear?
None can come so near Him,
Holy, undefiled,
None so love and fear Him,
As a Christian child.