Scripture Verse

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


Isaac H. Meredith

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 258.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 168 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar


As the shepherds watched at midnight
On the hills so far away,
Suddenly a light shone ’round them,
Turning midnight into day.
Then each heart was filled with wonder,
For they could not understand
Why the angel host that gathered
Brought to them such music grand.


Angels, sing your sweet refrain—
Glory in the highest, glory!
Tell the waiting earth your story
Of the Christ who came to reign.
Sing—sing that sweet song again,
Earth and sky repeat the story—
Glory in the highest, glory!
On earth peace, good will to men.

All the earth was clothed with beauty
When there came that angel throng,
Every heart was filled with gladness
As they listened to the song;
Never had they heard such music,
Or beheld such wondrous light,
Filling all the earth with glory,
As the angel brought that night.


Though we could not hear the angels
Singing forth their glad refrain;
We can celebrate His birthday
As it comes to us again.
We can, like the shepherds, worship,
Lay our lives at Jesus’ feet;
With our hearts we can adore Him
And the angels’ song repeat.