Scripture Verse

Peace be unto you. Luke 24:36


Robert Lowry

Words: Ju­lia A. Ma­thews, in Pure Gold, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871), page 100. Al­so see Sweet Peace on Earth.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ma­thews (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Peace upon earth! the angels sang,
Good will unto men! the chorus rang,
Glory to God! the Christ has come,
His bright star shines in the clear blue dome.


Joyously sing, joyously sing,
Joyously sing, joyously sing!
Shout hallelujah to Christ, our king!

Peace upon earth! ’tis sounding still,
Glory unto God, to men good will!
Bethlehem’s song, ’tis caught from far,
And lifted up, to that glowing star.


Jesus has come! it echoes wide,
Thro’ valley and plain, on mountainside;
But not alone the angels sing,
For even children the anthem ring.


Yes! let them sing, for Christ has laid
His hand with a blessing on their head;
Sweeter to Him than angels’ tones
Are songs that come from His little ones.