Scripture Verse

A great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests. Luke 2:13–14


Words & Mu­sic: John H. Kurz­en­kna­be, Sow­ing and Reap­ing (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1889), num­ber 118 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John H. Kurzenknabe (1840–1927)


Hark! the her­alds from the sky;
Glory be to God most high!
The heav’n­ly choirs glad tid­ings bring
Of Christ the new­born Sav­ior King.


Let us now with grate­ful voic­es
Join the glad an­gel­ic throng.
Till with loud acc­laim re­joic­es
Every kin­dred, clime and tongue,
Singing glo­ry to God in the high­est,
On earth, peace, good will to­ward men.

Hail the migh­ty Prince of Peace,
Glorious Son of Right­eous­ness!
Behold Him lay His glo­ry by,
That man no more be doomed to die.


Let us pon­der in our mind
God’s great love to all man­kind,
And come to­day with one ac­cord
To wor­ship and ob­ey the Lord.


Bring your trib­ute, bring your song,
Ye who to the Lord be­long:
Ye na­tions who in dark­ness lie,
Now learn His name and taste His joy.