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

From the Golden Shower (New York: William B. Bradbury, 1862), page 7.

From The Hosanna (New York: The New Church Board of Publication, 1905), page 88 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

Children, can you truly tell,
Do you know the story well,
Every girl and every boy,
Why the angels sang for joy

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On the Christmas morning,
On the Christmas morning?

Yes, we know the story well;
Listen now, and hear us tell
Every little girl and boy,
Why the angels sang for joy

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Shepherds sat upon the ground,
Fleecy flocks lay scattered round,
When a brightness filled the sky,
And a song was heard on high

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Joy and peace the angels sang,
Far the pleasant echoes rang;
Peace on earth, to men good will,
Hark! the angels sing it still

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For a little babe this day,
Cradled in a manger lay;
Born on earth our Lord to be,
This the wondering angels see

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