Scripture Verse

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


Rose Henninges (1869–1950)

Words: Rose B. Hen­ning­es, in The King’s Mes­sage, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (New York: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1910), num­ber 151.

Music: Mat­thew L. Mc­Phail (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Matthew L. McPhail (1854–1931)


Hark! the voice of an­gels sing­ing
On the mid­night plain,
Joyful news the shep­herds bring­ing,
Peace, good will to men.
Let us join the cheer­ful an­them
On this na­tal day—
Glory be to God in Hea­ven,
Peace on earth al­way.


Glory, glo­ry be to God in Hea­ven!
Glory, glo­ry to the Sav­ior giv­en!
Tidings gra­cious to the peo­ple bring;
For Je­sus Christ is born the Lord and King!

See the guid­ing star as­cend­ing,
Brightest in the skies,
Leading to the ho­ly man­ger,
Where the Sav­ior lies.
Let us join the ea­ger shep­herds
And the wise men there,
Lay our trea­sures at His foot­stool,
Gifts of praise and pray­er.


Blest the day when ten­der Ma­ry
Laid her in­fant down,
He of low­ly birth, yet no­ble,
Heir of Da­vid’s crown.
Let all peo­ple and all ag­es
Celebrate His birth,
Shout, ye rap­tured hosts of Hea­ven!
Worship Him, O earth!