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

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

Alonzo J. Abbey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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?

Refrain

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