Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest.@Luke 2:14
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Sun­day School Ban­ner, by The­o­dore E. Per­kins (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1865).

Music: George E. Ol­iv­er, in The Abridged Acad­e­my Song-Book, by Charles H. Le­ver­more (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ginn & Com­pa­ny, 1903), page 224 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George E. Oliver
(1856–1941)

Merry, merry chiming bells,
Clear and sweet their carol swells,
Joyful news their music tells,
Glory in the highest:

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Glory be to God on high,
Glory in the highest.

In a manger far away,
Once the infant Savior lay;
We will sing His birth today,
Glory in the highest:

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Let the glorious tidings fly,
Angels sing, and earth reply;
Glory be to God on high!
Glory in the highest:

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