Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: Alon­zo J. Ab­bey, White Robes (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1879), page 78 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ab­bey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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


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!


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