Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ri­chard R. Chope, Ca­rols for Use in Church (Lon­don: Will­iam Clowes & Sons, 1894), num­ber 4.

Music: Stars All Bright, Mr. Moon & W. R. Holt (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Moon or Holt’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them or Chope (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Stars all bright are beam­ing
From the skies above,
Nature’s face all gleam­ing,
Shines with Hea­ven’s own love.


Wake and sing, good Chris­tians,
On this birth­day morn,
Heav’n and earth are tell­ing
God for man is born.

Here for us abid­ing,
Cradled in a stall,
All His glo­ry hid­ing,
See the Lord of all.


Born that He might lead us
From this de­sert home,
Guide our way, and feed us,
Till the end shall come!


Thousand, thou­sand bless­ings
Sing we for His love,
Choral hymns ad­dress­ing
To our Lord above.


Glory in the high­est,
For this won­drous birth;
Choir of Hea­ven! thou cri­est
Peace to all on earth!