Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

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

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

Alternate Tune:

  • Hixson, in A New Ser­vice and Tune Book for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by Al­fred B. Good­rich (New York: Gen­er­al Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Sun­day School Un­ion and Church Book So­ci­e­ty, new ed­i­tion, en­larged, 1866), num­ber 6 (🔊 pdf nwc)

Lyrics

How sang the heav’nly 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!