Scripture Verse

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


Words: An­on­y­mous, in Hym­nal for Pri­ma­ry Class­es, com­piled by Ed­win W. Rice (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1896), num­ber 145.

Music: Louvre, ar­ranged by Aar­on Coons, The New Song (New York: S. T. Gor­don & Son, 1875), pag­es 10–11 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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’Round our sparkling Christmas tree,
Let our gladsome voices ring;
Children of the Lord are we,
In His praise our hymn we sing.


Glory be to God on high,
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Let us join the angel band,
Shout aloud the glad refrain.

Thanks to Him whose tender love
In the wintry midnight wild,
Sent the Savior from above,
Gentle Jesus, holy Child.


Heav’n with joy and music rang,
Silvery stars broke silence then;
Angel voices greeting sang—
Peace on earth, good will to men.


Now once more the night comes round,
Now the hour once more draws near;
When that anthem’s holy sound,
Falls on fancy’s listening ear.


On our hearts, oh let it thrill,
Jesus there be born again;
And with peace our bosoms fill,
Peace on earth, good will to men.