Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

portrait
Henry Beets
(1869–1947)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain