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

Alonzo J. Abbey, White Robes for the Sunday-School (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1879), page 78 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Merrily the song of Christmas bells,
Chiming clear their music swells,
Telling of the precious Savior’s birth,
Glory in the highest!

Refrain

Chime on, chime on, the Lord is come!
Ring out merrily o’er hill and dell;
Chime on, chime on, your merry peal;
Ring out merrily, silver bells.

Jesus our Redeemer, Savior, king,
Peace on earth He came to bring;
Loud our harps and voices all should ring,
Glory in the highest!

Refrain

Ever may our thankful voices ring
Praises to our mighty king,
Till we join the ransomed song above,
Glory in the highest!

Refrain