On earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Ju­lia A. Ma­thews, in Roy­al Di­a­dem, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 9. Al­so see Peace upon Earth.

Beau­mont Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

Sweet peace on earth, good will to men,
The angels now are singing;
Their anthem, caroled thro’ the sky,
In every heart is ringing:

Refrain

The Christ is come to lead us home,
His star shines forth in glory;
Let every bell the tidings tell,
That all may know the story.

O Christ, their simple gifts to Thee
Thy little ones are bringing;
No gold, or myrrh, or costly gems,
But they are softly singing:

Refrain

’Tis all that we can do for Thee;
But, even angel voices
Can never sing a nobler song
Than that which earth rejoices:

Refrain