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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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