A great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.@Luke 2:13-14
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Sunday School Hymns No. 1, edited by Isaac H. Meredith, Grant C. Tullar, & Joseph W. Lerman (New York: Tullar-Meredith Company, 1903).

E. G. Snelling (🔊 pdf nwc).

Peaceful the wondrous night,
Peaceful and holy,
Under the silvery light,
Gleaming afar.
Faithfully watching there,
Shepherds so lowly,
Over the hills so fair,
Saw glory’s star.

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Hail to the starry night,
Sparkling with glory;
Angels on wings of light,
Thronging the sky.
Hail to that starry night!
Wondrous its story:
Jesus the Prince of Light,
Came from above.

Come with that shepherd band,
Come to the manger;
Join in the chorus grand,
Glory to God!
Worship the holy Child,
Wonderful Stranger,
Give to the Undefiled,
Glory and laud.

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Sweet favor, thus to bow,
Love’s treasure bringing,
Gratefully yielding now,
Life’s joyful praise.
Hear from the heav’nly height,
Glad echoes ringing,
Blessing and power and might,
Through endless days.

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