Scripture Verse

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


Words: Will­iam L. Ma­son, Glad Tid­ings (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1899), pag­es 206–07.

Music: Brux­elles Will­iam L. Ma­son, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ma­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Tell, O tell the won­drous story
Of our blest Re­deem­er’s birth,
How He left His home in glo­ry
To re­deem the lost of earth.


Tell, O! tell the bless­èd story
Of His gra­cious love so free,
Glory, in the high­est, glo­ry,
Be to Christ eter­nal­ly.

Tell, O tell the won­drous story
Of sal­va­tion full and free;
Jesus came, the Prince of Glo­ry—
Lived and died for you and me.


Choirs of an­gels told His com­ing
To the shep­herds on the plains,
While they list­ened mute with won­der—
Listened to the wel­come strains.


Let us then re­peat the mes­sage,
Tell, O tell it far and wide,
Of a ran­som for the sin­ner,
Of a Sav­ior cru­ci­fied.