Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ka­tha­rine Ing­mise, in Ca­rols New and Ca­rols Old, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 96.

Music: Charles F. Ro­per (🔊 pdf nwc).

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



Ring out, ring out, O Christ­mas bells!
A tale of joy your mu­sic tells;
A Sav­ior king was born to­day
To rule the hearts of men for aye.


For this we join to swell the strain
The an­gels sang o’er Ju­dah’s plain!
Glory to God, good will to men,
Shall rise and fill the heav’ns again.

O Lord of lords, and King of kings,
Sweet peace and joy Thy pre­sence brings;
We know the Fa­ther loves us well
To res­cue thus our souls from hell.


But who can mea­sure all the love
That brought Thee from Thy throne above,
With us to live, for us to die,
That we might reign with Thee on high.


Dear Sav­ior, el­der bro­ther, friend,
Abide with us till life shall end;
And then, when death shall set us free,
Within the king­dom won by Thee.