Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Ser­vice of Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 169 (🔊 pdf nwc).

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


Lo! an an­gel host des­cend­ing
Thro’ the star­ry sky so blue;
Shepherds low in fear are bend­ing,
Listening to the sto­ry true.


See! His star is shin­ing o’er you,
And the way is bright be­fore you;
Go and seek the pro­mised Sav­ior
Born today in Beth­le­hem.

Hear the an­gels sing­ing,
As their flight they’re wing­ing,
Glory in the high­est!
Glory be to God on high!

Hear the an­gels sing­ing,
Hear the glad notes ring­ing
Glory in the high­est!
Glory be to God on high!

Glory in the high­est glo­ry!
Unto you a child is born
Tell to all the won­drous sto­ry
Of His birth this ho­ly morn.


Still the an­gel host is sing­ing;
O’er the hills the notes re­sound;
Joy to all the na­tions bring­ing,
Where the curse of sin is found.