Scripture Verse

There was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13–14


Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

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Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Around the Man­ger, 1912.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).


Christmas Carols Old and New, 1871

A song float­ed down
Thro’ the si­lence of night,
Enfolding each sha­dowy plain,
Glad wel­come to Je­sus,
The dear Christ­mas guest,
All glo­ri­ous rang the re­frain.


Peace, peace, peace on the earth!
Hear the sweet an­them re­sound­ing!
Peace, peace, peace on the earth!
Message the shep­herds as­tound­ing!
Joy, joy, joy to the world!
Sorrow and sin ’tis con­found­ing,
Heav’n’s glad­ness voic­ing,
Rapt with re­joic­ing,
Angels are sing­ing their glad re­frain.

The mount­ains and hill­tops
Re-echoed the lay,
The earth shone with hea­ven­ly light;
The word of the pro­phets,
The Gos­pel of love,
Came true on that won­der­ful night.


The hope of the years,
The Re­deem­er di­vine,
Is born in the Beth­le­hem town;
From throne to a man­ger,
The Lord of the skies,
The King pure and ho­ly comes down.