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

Anonymous, in the Sunday School Hymnal, English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri (St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1912).

Christmas Morning, anonymous, in the Sunday-School Hymn Book (St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1912), number 95 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Little children, can you tell,
Do you know the story well,
Every girl and every boy,
Why the angels sing for joy,
On the Christmas morning.

Yes, we know the story well;
Listen now, and hear us tell
Every girl and every boy,
Why the angels sing for joy,
On the Christmas morning.

Shepherds sat upon the ground,
Fleecy flocks were scattered round,
When a brightness filled the sky,
And a song was heard on high
On the Christmas morning.

Joy and peace! the angels sang;
Far the pleasant echoes rang;
Peace on earth, to men good-will;
Hark! the angels sing it still
On the Christmas morning.

For a little Babe that day
Cradled in a manger lay,
Born on earth our Lord to be;
This the wondering angels see
On the Christmas morning.

Joy our little hearts shall fill,
Peace and love, and all good-will;
This fair Babe of Bethlehem
Children loves, and blesses them
On the Christmas morning.