Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

Anonymous, in The Children’s Hymn Book (London, Edinburgh & New York: T. Nelson & Sons, 1854), number 184.

Alford John B. Dykes, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

How sang the heavenly army
By watching shepherds seen,
When round them lay the silent night,
On pastures wide and green!

The glory of their coming
Made moon and starlight dim,
And hearts were cheered forevermore
That heard their blessèd hymn.

Glory to God in Heaven
Peace on the earth below,
For He is born who will redeem
This world from sin and woe.

Oh, Lord of our salvation
We praise Thee night and morn,
That we, too, in this darkened life
Have heard that Christ is born!