Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ano­ny­mous, 1883. Ap­peared in Life-Time Hymns, by Ho­ra­tio R. Pal­mer, Charles C. Mc­Cabe & M. R. Brouse (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1896), num­ber 73.

Music: Ran­deg­ger, ar­ranged from Al­ber­to Ran­deg­ger by W. L. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor or ar­ran­ger,

Alberto Randegger (1832–1911)


Now let us sing the angels’ song
That rang so sweet and clear,
When heav’nly light and music fell
On earthly eye and ear;
To Him we sing, our Sav­ior king,
Who always deigns to hear.


Glory to God, and on earth peace,
Glory to God, good-will to men.

He came to tell the Fa­ther’s love,
His goodness, truth and grace:
To show the brightness of His smile,
The glo­ry of His face,
With His own light, so full and bright,
The shades of death to chase.


He came to bring the weary ones
True peace and perfect rest;
To take away the guilt and sin,
Which darkened and distressed,
That great and small might hear His call,
And all in Him be blessed.


He came to bring a glo­ri­ous gift,
Good-will to men—and why?
Because He loved us, Je­sus came,
For us to live and die;
Then sweet and long, the angels’ song,
Again we raise on high.