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

C. Louise Bell, 1897. Pub­lished in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 74.

J. How­ard Ent­wisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

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C. Louise Bell

Dear Savior, as we come today
To carol forth Thy praises sweet
In joyous song, we humbly pray,
Be present with us as we meet.

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All glory to our God on high!
Peace and good will from Heav’n He sends;
Good tidings, good tidings,
Of that great joy which never ends.

In ages past a radiant host
In heav’nly strains the birth proclaimed
Of Him who came to save the lost,
To heal the blind, the halt, the maimed.

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But now in feebler lay we greet
The dawning of fair Christmas morn;
We pour our treasures at Thy feet,
And swell the chorus, Christ is born!

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“The Lord is come,” Earth gladly cries,
With joy ring out the chimes so clear!
Now wakes the anthem of the skies,
The Savior of the world is here!

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