Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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Grant C. Tullar
(1869–1950)

Lyrics

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
Cchant sublime;
Wonderful the music
Over Bethl’em’s hill!
Wonderful the light that
Shone around!
Glory in the highest,
A
nd on earth goodwill!
Earth, attend the glad,
Angelic sound!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!

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