A multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
Words: Joseph Proud (1745–1826).
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Hark! the skies with music sound,
Heav’nly glory beams around;
Christ is born! the angels sing
Glory to the newborn King.
Peace is come, goodwill appears;
Sinners wipe away your tears;
Christ for you in flesh today
Humbly in the manger lay.
Shepherds, tending flocks by night,
Heard the song, and saw the light;
Took their reeds, and softest strains
Echoed through the happy plains.
Mortals, hail the glorious King!
Richest incense cheerful bring;
Praise and love Immanuel’s name,
And His boundless grace proclaim.
Glory, praise, and blessing be,
Lord, our Savior, unto Thee;
Thee let Heav’n and earth adore,
God o’er all forevermore.