Scripture Verse

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


Words: A. B. Em­mons, in White Robes for the Sun­day-School, by Alon­zo Ab­bey & Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1879), pag­es 94–95.

Music: Alon­zo J. Ab­bey (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Em­mons or Ab­bey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


With joy to­night again we meet,
With song the Christ­mas time to greet;
Our hearts and voic­es now we raise,
To give to Christ, our Sav­ior, praise.


We’ll sing to­night and hap­py be,
And shout aloud o’er earth and sea,
The Christ­mas time is here again;
Glory to God, good will to men!
Glory! Glo­ry! Glo­ry!
Glory to God! let voic­es sing,
Glory to God! let sweet bells ring;
The Christ­mas time is here again;
Glory to God! good will to men.

In Beth­le­hem the Lord was born;
His com­ing brought the glo­ri­ous morn;
We bring to Him our gift of song,
And would the notes of joy pro­long.


We praise the name of God above,
We thank Him for His bound­less love;
Oh! why should we not hap­py be,
Since Christ from sin hath set us free?


Glory! glo­ry!
Glory to God! good will to men.