Scripture Verse

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


George C. Hugg (1848–1907)

Words: George C. Hugg, in Songs for the Har­vest Field, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (New York: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1891).

Music: Ke­low­na George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).


Floating downward through the midnight,
Bursts a glo­ri­ous tide of song;
Angel voices tuned to sweetness
Roll the mighty wave along.


Glory, glo­ry in the highest!
Peace on earth, good-will to men
Down the ages roll the tidings,
Mortals shout a loud Amen.

Shepherds watchful guard are keeping,
Over their flocks this starlit night,
Wondering at the breaking glo­ry,
And the angel song so bright.


Sweetly led to Bethlehem’s manger,
Viewing there the newborn child,
Light of light! and hope of ages!
God and man, now reconciled.