Scripture Verse

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


Isaac H. Meredith (1872–1962)

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1, by Is­aac Me­re­dith, Grant Tul­lar & Jo­seph W. Ler­man (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903, ), num­ber 253.

Music: Grant C. Tul­lar. Re­frain by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


Waking out of si­lence
Rang a heav’n­ly song,
Darkness giv­ing place to
Light di­vine;
Thro’ the gates of Hea­ven
Came an an­gel throng,
Hasting down to join in
Chant sub­lime;
Wonderful the mu­sic
Over Beth­l’em’s hill!
Wonderful the light that
Shone around!
Glory in the high­est,
And on earth good­will!

Earth, at­tend the glad,
Angelic sound!


Silent no more
Is the scene of that song;
Still to faith it ring­eth clear,
To love it still is dear,
No dark­ness may reign
O’er that hill­side and plain;
That light di­vine,
To faith doth shine,
So bright, so strong!

Waking out of si­lence
Came an an­gel voice,
Fear not, thus doth Hea­ven
Comfort send,
Fear may well give place
To joy, O earth, re­joice!
Angel tongues an­nounce your
Mighty friend.
Shepherds heard the mes­sage,
We are tell­ing now;
Sages fol­lowed far the King to see.
Come, oh come, and in His
Royal pre­sence bow!
Hail the day He came
Our king to be.


Waking out of si­lence
Comes a voice di­vine,
Clouds and dark­ness lift,
And are no more;
Heav’nly light and bless­ing
O’er our path­way shine,
Jesus speaks to help us
O’er and o’er.
He, who came at­tend­ed
By the an­gel choir,
He, who low­ly lay in yon­der stall!
Reigneth now the King of kings,
Our hearts’ de­sire,
Fairest of ten thou­sand!
Lord of all!