Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

From the Li­tur­gy of St. James & an 8th Cen­tu­ry man­u­script in the Bri­tish Mu­se­um (Glor­ia in ex­cel­sis Deo). The au­thor of the Eng­lish trans­la­tion is unk­nown; it ap­peared in the Sab­bath Hymn Book (An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1858).

Me­li­ta John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Let glory be to God on high:
Peace be on earth as in the sky;
Good will to men! We bow the knee,
We praise, we bless, we worship Thee;
We give Thee thanks, Thy name we sing,
Almighty Father! Heav’nly King!

O Lord, the sole begotten Son,
Who bore the crimes which we had done;
Son of the Father, who wast slain
To take away the sins of men;
O Lamb of God, whose blood was spilt
For all the world, and all its guilt—

Have mercy on us, through Thy blood;
Receive our prayer, O Lamb of God!
For Thou art holy; Thou alone,
At God’s right hand, upon His throne,
In all His glory, art adored,
With Thee, O Holy Ghost, one Lord.