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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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!