A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:13-14
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Frederick A. Graves (1856-1927)

Frederick A. Graves, 1893, alt.

Celestia Danish melody arranged by Jacob G. Meidell, circa 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hark, the heav’nly voices sing,
Glory to a Savior king.
Glad hosannas sang the angels;
O, how precious was the message:
Peace on earth, good will tow’rd men,
Peace on earth, good will tow’rd men!

Why should Jesus come to earth,
Taking such a humble birth,
In a manger as a stranger,
Come so lowly, yet so holy,
Come to set His people free,
Come to set His people free?

Said the shepherds, wondering men:
Let us go to Bethlehem.
There they found Him in a manger,
Found the blessèd little Stranger;
He, the Savior of the world,
He, the Savior of the world.

Then to seek the Prince of Peace
Came the wise men from the east,
Myrrh and gold, sweet frankincense
All had brought Him, costly presents;
Gifts of love were all of these,
Gifts of love were all of these.

What does Jesus ask of me?
Free will offering it must be.
All my heart and all my powers,
All my days and all my hours.
Here I give myself to Thee,
Here I give myself to Thee.