Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
1872–1962

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1906. Ap­peared in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal, by Is­aac Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1907), num­ber 220.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

All in the si­lent night,
Numberless an­gels bright
Came on their wings of light
Thronging the deep blue sky;
Beautiful songs they sang,
Wonderful ech­oes rang;
Glory to Christ our king,
Glory to God on high.

Refrain

Glory, glo­ry to God!
Glory, glo­ry to God,
Glory, all glo­ry to God on high!
Let ev­ery list­en­ing heart re­ply;
Glory, glo­ry to God!
Glory, glo­ry to God,
Far let the joy­ful tid­ings fly;
All glo­ry to God on high!

Join in the song so sweet,
Now with the shep­herds meet,
Haste to the Sav­ior’s feet,
Worship the Child di­vine;
Come with the men of old,
Nor let the heart with­hold
Aught of its pur­est gold;
All to the King re­sign.

Refrain

Broken the shades of night;
Hail to the Day­spring bright!
Spreading the bless­èd light,
Tell of a Sav­ior born,
Till all mank­ind shall see
Mercy, so great and free,
Till on this earth shall be
Dawn of eter­nal morn.

Refrain

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Visit of the Shepherds to the
Baby Jesus in the Manger
Natale Schiavoni
1777–1858