Scripture Verse

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


Words: Em­ma Pitt, 1890. Pub­lished in Fair as the Morn­ing, ed­it­ed by John H. Kurz­en­kna­be & W. War­ren Bent­ley (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1891), num­ber 93.

Music: Étre­tat Charles E. Poll­ock, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


What is the mes­sage that comes with the morn­ing?
Peace be on earth, and good will to­ward men.
Happy the tid­ings, how hap­py the tid­ings!
Sing the sweet mes­sage, re­peat it again.


Sing the sweet mes­sage that comes with the morn­ing,
Peace be on earth, and good will to­ward men.
Great is the chor­us, the won­der­ful chor­us,
Singing in Hea­ven the hap­py re­frain.

Joy to the world on this bright fes­tal sea­son;
Joy to the world, the Re­deem­er has come;
Sing out His prais­es in glad hal­le­lu­jahs,
Glory to God, our Re­deem­er has come!


Yonder in Beth­l’em, the land of Ju­dea,
Humble and low­ly the Sav­ior was laid.
Greet Him in tri­umph, O greet Him in tri­umph!
Dwelling with an­gels in glo­ry ar­rayed.