Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Ano­ny­mous, in the Sun­day School Hym­nal, Eng­lish Ev­an­ge­li­cal Lu­ther­an Sy­nod of Mis­so­uri (St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Con­cor­dia Pub­lish­ing House, 1912) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Hark, the sounds me­lo­di­ous steal­ing
Thro’ the qui­et mid­night air;
Sweet, se­raph­ic mu­sic peal­ing
Over all the land­scape fair.
Angel hosts of bright­est glo­ry,
Hover o’er a low­ly bed—
Bed of Him fore­told in sto­ry,
Son of Man, cre­ation’s Head.


Singing, Glory to God,
Glory to God,
Glory to God in the highest.

Singing, Glo­ry to God,
Glory to God,
Glory to God in the high­est.

Wise men tra­veled till they found Him,
Found a king in Beth­le­hem!
King, with sheep and cat­tle ’round Him?
King, with­out a dia­dem?
Yes! the Prince of Peace eter­nal,
King of kings, of lords the Lord!
Hark! the swell­ing choirs super­nal
As they join with one ac­cord:


Let us lift our hearts and voic­es
Prince Im­man­ue­l’s praise to sing;
While the heav’n­ly host re­joic­es,
Let us, too, our trib­ute bring.
Heav’nward, now, His star is point­ing,
Where He sits at God’s right hand,
Unto each His crown ap­point­ing,
Who be­fore His throne shall stand.