Scripture Verse

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


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)


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!