Scripture Verse

Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Voice of Praise (New York & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 213 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as A. A. Payn, Miles’ pseu­do­nym.

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


In the sky the stars are shin­ing,
Bright and fair, bright and fair;
On a man­ger bed re­clin­ing,
See the world’s Re­deem­er there.


Hear the bells of Hea­ven ring­ing,
Hear the hosts of an­gels sing­ing;
Joyful news to earth they’re bring­ing,
Of a Sav­ior born;
O’er the hills the dawn is creep­ing,
While the an­gels watch are keep­ing,
O’er the Sav­ior who is sleep­ing,
On this ho­ly morn.

Kneel be­fore the King of gl­ory,
On this morn, hap­py morn;
Then re­peat to all the sto­ry,
Of a won­drous Sav­ior born.


Unto Him who brings sal­va­tion,
We will sing, ev­er sing;
Bear the news to ev­ery na­tion,
Jesus is our Lord and king.