Scripture Verse

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


Joseph C. Fisher (1845–1917)

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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Angel and Shepherds
William Henry Margetson, 1906

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.