Scripture Verse

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


Words: 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.

Music: J. How­ard Ent­wisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ent­wisle (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Bell,

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.


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.


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!


“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!