Scripture Verse

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


Words: G. W. Brind­ley, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 392.

Music: Ca­leb Sim­per (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Brind­ley’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Caleb Simper (1856–1942)


Sweetest music, softly stealing,
Thro’ the silence of the night;
To the shepherds now revealing,
Christ is born, the source of light.


Glory unto God the Fa­ther,
Who hath sent His only Son,
That He may all nations gather
Round His feet and make them one.

Now in David’s ancient city
He is born, the angels say;
God the Fa­ther, full of pity,
Sends His Son to you today.


Shepherds, to the stable hasten,
There your Sav­ior Christ is born,
Son of Mary, lowly maiden,
On this first glad Christ­mas morn.


He from highest heav’n descending
Comes on earth your woes to heal,
That, your every want attending,
Love of God He may reveal.