Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Helen H. Lemmel
1863–1961

Words & Mu­sic: He­len H. Lem­mel, in Vic­to­ry Songs, com­piled by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ro­de­hea­ver, 1920), num­ber 180 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

While shepherds watched their flocks one night,
In Judea far away,
The sky was filled with a wonderful light,
And they heard an angel say:
Fear not, for behold, I bring
Glad tidings of great joy,
For unto you is born this day
A Savior, Christ the Lord.

Ye shall find the Babe in a manger laid,
In the town of Bethlehem.

A host of angels from Heaven sang,
As the seeking shepherds came:
Glory to God above!
The joyful chorus rang,
Glory to God in the highest!
Peace on earth, good will tow’rd men.