Scripture Verse

She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7


Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Fresh Lau­rels (New York: Big­low & Main, 1867), num­ber 84 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William B. Bradbury (1816–1868)


In a man­ger laid so low­ly,
Came the Prince of Peace to earth;
While a choir of an­gels ho­ly
Sang to ce­le­brate His birth.
Glory in the high­est,
Sang the glad an­gel­ic strain:


Glory in the high­est,
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

As the wise men from far Per­sia
Brought rich gifts to Jew­ry’s king,
Grateful love, a rich­er trea­sure,
Would we as our of­fer­ing bring.
Glory in the high­est,
Let us join th’an­gel­ic strain;


Where Christ’s joy­ful king­dom cometh,
Deserts blos­som as the rose;
And God’s gra­cious rain des­cend­eth,
Where the cor­al is­land grows.
Glory in the high­est,
Once more sing th’an­gel­ic strain: