Scripture Verse

Peace be unto you. Luke 24:36


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

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.