Scripture Verse

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


Joseph K. Wheeler

Words: Jo­seph K. Wheel­er, in Chim­ing Voic­es, ed­it­ed by James Ros­e­crans & J. T. Toof (New York: Asa Hull, 1893), num­ber 163.

Music: Fer­ra­ra James H. Ro­se­crans, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James H. Rosecrans


How bright and grand, how glorious,
The angels’ joyful song,
When Christ, the Lord victorious,
From Heav’n to earth came down;
They sweetly sang the story
Of love to all mankind,
Of peace on earth, and glory
To God most high, divine.

The swelling chorus raises
The glad, triumphant song;
They harp and sing His praises
With hallelujahs long;
He comes! He comes with glory!
The Christ from Heav’n above,
To tell the world the story
Of His redeeming love.

And ’round His throne so glorious,
Chimes in the angel throng;
The seraphs shout, victorious!
The King of kings is born;
Ye people, bow before Him,
With songs of one accord,
To praise Him, and adore Him—
The blessèd Lamb of God.