Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Clar­ence M. Sea­mans, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Ca­rols of Hope (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1906), page 168.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sea­mans (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Announcement to the Shepherds

Lyrics

Glory to God! the holy angels sing,
With peals of joy the heav’nly arches ring;
Peace on the earth, how sweet the strains of love;
Peace and good will from Him who reigns above.

Glory to God! the King of Peace is born,
Let praises ring to God this happy morn;
Bright Star of Hope, we hail Thy welcome light,
Day dawns at last to drive away our night.

Glory to God! how sweet the heav’nly strain,
Let earth reply, and join the glad refrain;
All hail the King, the Christ of Bethlehem,
Place on His head the royal diadem.