Scripture Verse

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


Words: Au­thor un­known (Hoor, wat heer lijk lied der eng’len). This song was co­py­right­ed by Paul H. Weze­man in 1906. Trans­lat­ed from Dutch to Eng­lish by Hen­ry Beets (1869–1947).

Music: Com­pos­er un­known (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the orig­in­al au­thor or com­pos­er, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry Beets (1869–1947)


Hear what glo­ri­ous song of an­gels
Is now ring­ing through the air;
Never va­lley, ne­ver mount­ain
Heard an an­them half so fair.


Hallelujah, hal­le­lu­jah
Is the ju­bi­lant re­frain;
God is send­ing us a Sav­ior,
Peace on earth, good will to man.

Messengers of God’s free mer­cy
Are now seen by hu­man eye;
Shepherds hear the won­drous mes­sage:
Glory be to God on high.


Let us al­so sing the prais­es
Of our God so full of love,
Who on Christ­mas sent a Sav­ior,
Sent a Sav­ior from above.