Scripture Verse

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


Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Words & Mu­sic: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, in Spir­it and Life No. 2, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz, 1896), num­ber 175 (🔊 pdf nwc).


The song that rang o’er all Ju­dea’s plains
On that first glad Christ­mas morn,
Still is ring­ing, and we join the glad re­frain,
Christ the Lord to­day is born.


Glory in the high­est,
Hear them sing­ing, glad­ness bring­ing,
Glory in the high­est,
Christ the Lord this day is born.

The great Mes­si­ah pro­phets had fore­told
Slept with­in a low­ly stall;
Came to earth the me­di­at­or for our sin,
To re­deem us from our fall.


The song be­gun by an­gel hosts above,
We, unit­ed, join to sing;
Let ex­ult­ant hal­le­lu­jahs now arise
To our Sav­ior, Lord, and king.