Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Elsie D. Yale, 1915.

J. Lincoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

As midnight hush so calm and still
Was brooding o’er the vale and hill,
The shepherds ’neath the starry night
Were watching o’er their flocks by night.
But a wondrous word,
Thro’ the silence heard,
It was Glory be to God, to God on high!

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Glory to God, be to God on high,
Peace unto earth, unto earth is nigh;
Glory, to God, list the reply!
It is glory to God, unto God on high!

Bright star beams crowned the dreaming plain,
The night wind breathed a soft refrain;
O’er David’s town dark shadows crept,
As shepherds still their vigil kept.
But a wondrous word,
Thro’ the silence heard,
It was Glory be to God, to God on high!

Refrain

O holy night! O night divine!
What tender joy, what peace is thine!
For ’mid thy silence seraphs come
To herald One from heav’nly home.
But a wondrous word,
Thro’ the silence heard,
It was Glory be to God, to God on high!

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