Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
Words: Joseph C. Fisher, Songs of Victory (Grand Junction, Michigan: 1885), number 57.
Music: H. R. Jeffrey (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Jeffrey’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
From dangers that surround;
The angel of the Lord shone bright,
With glory all around.
All glory to God! the angels sing,
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Glad tidings of great joy they bring,
All hail the star of Bethlehem!
The shepherds they were sore afraid,
And troubled in their mind;
I bring, said he, in white arrayed,
Great joy to all mankind.
To you in Bethlehem this day
Is born of royal line,
A Savior, who is Christ, the Lord,
And this shall be a sign.
The shepherds glorified their God,
For what they saw and heard;
Good will to all, the angels sang,
Who love and keep His word.