Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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Angel and Shepherds
W. H. Margetson, 1906

Lyrics

While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
From dangers that surround;
The angel of the Lord shone bright,
With glory all around.

Refrain

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.

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To you in Bethlehem this day
Is born of royal line,
A Savior, who is Christ, the Lord,
And this shall be a sign.

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The shepherds glorified their God,
For what they saw and heard;
Good will to all, the angels sang,
Who love and keep His word.

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