Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.

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