Scripture Verse

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


Words & Mu­sic: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Ser­vice of Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 168 (🔊 pdf nwc).

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


Faces bright with de­light
On this hap­py morn,
Tell to all, great and small,
That the Sav­ior King was born;
On this day, far away,
In an east­ern clime,
Angel voic­es sweet­ly sang
In har­mo­ny sub­lime.


Sing Al­le­lu­ia,
Sing Al­le­lu­ia,
Glory be to God on high
And peace on earth;
Sing Al­le­lu­ia,
Sing Al­le­lu­ia,
In hon­or of the Sav­ior’s birth.

Hanging high in the sky
Shone the em­blem fair,
And its ray, bright as day,
Told of Je­sus ly­ing there;
He whose life, free from strife,
Filled with love divine,
Brighter than the bright­est star
Eternally shall shine.


Let us sing of the King
Who in won­drous love,
Left His own glo­ri­ous throne
In the Fa­ther’s home above;
And that we might be free
From the pow­er of sin,
Gave His life a sac­ri­fice
Our souls for Heav’n to win.